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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 ...

Roman Miroshnichenko Nominated In The 16th Independent Music Awards

Roman Miroshnichenko Nominated In The 16th Independent Music Awards

Multi-Award winning guitarist, composer and bandleader Roman Miroshnichenko was among the nominees announced by the Music Resource Group (MRG) in the 16th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential honors for independent artists and releases. More than 400 innovative self-released and indie label projects culled from thousands of submissions worldwide, were nominated by fans and ...

Pablo Ziegler Trio - 2018 Grammy Winner "Best Latin Jazz Album" For "Jazz Tango"

Pablo Ziegler Trio - 2018 Grammy Winner "Best Latin Jazz Album" For "Jazz Tango"

The Pablo Ziegler Trio won the 2018 Grammy Award for “Best Latin Jazz Album" with their exciting release Jazz TangoAstor Piazzolla, continues developing the style of Nuevo Tango. On Jazz Tango, pianist/composer/arranger Ziegler presents his US-based trio of world-class Argentinian collaborators Hector Del Curto (bandoneon) and Claudio Ragazzi (guitar). They play three Nuevo Tango standards by ...

60th GRAMMY Awards: Jazz Winners

60th GRAMMY Awards: Jazz Winners

And the winners of the 2018 GRAMMY Awards 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 only.) ...

Doris Day Christmas Album

Doris Day Christmas Album

Each December for the past 10 years, I've carefully chosen a different album for inclusion in my annual JazzWax Vintage Holiday Album Hall of Fame. I established this yule repository in 2008 to steer you to great old-fashioned favorites that may be unknown to you or have been forgotten. I'm a shameless fan of holiday music, ...

Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame 2018 Inductees Named

Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame 2018 Inductees Named

The 2018 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were named early Wednesday morning. Three of the five main inductees were on the ballot for the first time. One of the repeat nominees, Bon Jovi, tweeted, “It's about time!" The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 inductees are:  Bon Jovi The Cars Dire ...

60th GRAMMY Awards: Jazz List

60th GRAMMY Awards: Jazz List

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 only.) “Can't Remember Why" by Sara Caswell
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"The Arrangement" By Sylvia Brooks Named Jazz Vocal CD Of The Month by Jazz Station / Arnaldo Desouteiro

"The Arrangement" By Sylvia Brooks Named Jazz Vocal CD Of The Month by Jazz Station / Arnaldo Desouteiro

From Jazz Noir to Technicolor, jazz vocalist Sylvia Brooks reveals a vivid array of new emotional hues on her third album, The Arrangement, a beautifully intimate collaboration with the talents of brilliant Los Angeles arrangers. Besides beautiful originals ("Maybe I'm A Fool," “Sweet Surrender," “What Was I Thinking," three inspired songs to which she contributed as ...

Latin Grammy Awards 2017 - Complete List Of Winners

Latin Grammy Awards 2017 - Complete List Of Winners

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee took top honors last week at the 2017 Latin Grammys, winning four awards for their smash hit “Despacito." The track won Record and Song of the Year, as well as Best Music Video and Best Urban Fusion/Performance for Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and  Justin Bieber. Newcomer Vicente García also had a big ...

Sonny Rollins, Benefactor

Sonny Rollins, Benefactor

Those who follow developments in the jazz community are accustomed to seeing occasional announcements about educational grants to musicians. Sonny Rollins this week reversed the order. He is becoming a donor. Oberlin College announced that the tenor saxophonist is giving the Oberlin Conservatory what the college describes as “a generous gift to establish and maintain the ...