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Percussionist Sasha Berliner Wins Seven-City Jazz Festival Tour

Percussionist Sasha Berliner  Wins Seven-City Jazz Festival Tour

The jazz scene has a new rising star, and she’s a vibraphonist. Sasha Berliner, a 20-year-old musician, composer, producer and bandleader from jny: San Francisco, won the LetterOne RISING STARS Jazz Award, an annual competition that offers up-and-coming jazz musicians an opportunity to make a name for themselves. “We were very impressed by the quality of ...

Blues Music Awards 2019 Nominees Announced

Blues Music Awards 2019 Nominees Announced

The Blues Music Awards have announced their 2019 nominees and set a date for the 40th annual gathering.  Leading this year with the most nominations is keyboardist Anthony Geraci, who is in the running in six categories.   The Boston musician is up for consideration for Song of the Year (“Angelina, Angelina”); Album of the Year and ...

2019 NEA Jazz Masters Will Be Celebrated at Free Concert on April 15, 2019 in Washington, DC

2019 NEA Jazz Masters Will Be Celebrated at Free Concert on April 15, 2019 in Washington, DC

Each year, the National Endowment for the Arts bestows the nation’s highest honor in jazz—the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships—on individuals who have made significant contributions to the art form. Today, the NEA is announcing the four newest recipients of this lifetime honor—Bob Dorough, Abdullah Ibrahim, Maria Schneider, and Stanley Crouch, who is the recipient of the ...

Elio Villafranca's Cinque Nominated For 2019 Grammy Award As Best Latin Jazz Album!

Elio Villafranca's Cinque  Nominated For 2019 Grammy Award As Best Latin Jazz Album!

2019 GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS ELIO VILLAFRANCA- CINQUE
BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM Field 10: Jazz Category 35. Best Latin Jazz Album (For vocal or instrumental albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded material. The intent of this category is to recognize recordings that represent the blending of jazz with Latin, Iberian-American, Brazilian, ...

Grammy Nominees 2019 - Jazz List

Grammy Nominees 2019 - Jazz List

The nominees for the 61st GRAMMY Awards jazz category are: 31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter's name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks ...

Making Vinyl Packaging Awards 2018 Call for Entries

Making Vinyl Packaging Awards 2018 Call for Entries

If you were involved in the creation of a vinyl or CD package produced in the past year you are eligible to enter the 2018 Making Vinyl Packaging Awards, which is now accepting submissions in 14 categories that highlight why packaged media is still important in the digital age. Deadline is Aug. 15. Entries may come from record ...

Al Di Meola Receives Honorary Doctorate At Berklee's Campus In Valencia, Spain

Al Di Meola Receives Honorary Doctorate At Berklee's Campus In Valencia, Spain

Berklee Provost Larry Simpson presented an honorary doctor of music degree on July 9 to legendary jazz, fusion, and world music guitarist, composer, bandleader, and producer Al Di Meola during the commencement ceremony for the master’s degree programs at Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain. Di Meola also performed as a special guest at the commencement concert ...

Grammy 2019 Deadlines and Dates: Submissions Now Open

Grammy 2019 Deadlines and Dates: Submissions Now Open

Submissions for the 2019 61st Annual Grammy Awards are now open. To help navigate the process, we've created this quick guide and list of deadlines, dates and links new rules and more information. THE PROCESS RULE CHANGES The Recording Academy is increasing the number of nominees in the big “General Field” Grammy categories- Record of the ...

Bill Bruford's Definitive Boxed Set Nominated For Progressive Music Awards Reissue Of The Year

Bill Bruford's Definitive Boxed Set Nominated For Progressive Music Awards Reissue Of The Year

Drum legend and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bill Bruford's recently released definitive boxed set Bruford 1977-1980: Seems Like A Lifetime Ago has been nominated for “Reissue of the Year” by Progressive Music Awards. Containing the collected works of the band on one extraordinary 6cd/2dvd-a box set, Seems Like A Lifetime Ago is a ...

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize For 'Damn'

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize For 'Damn'

Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music for his album Damn. Lamar is the first rapper to win the award which has previously only gone to classical and jazz artists, including Wynton Marsalis and Ornette Coleman. The Pulitzer Prize board on Monday called Damn, “a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic ...