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National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2020 NEA Jazz Masters

National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2020 NEA Jazz Masters

Today the National Endowment for the Arts announced the four newest recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz. Innovative jazz musicians Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, and Reggie Workman, as well as Dorthaan Kirk—who is receiving the A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy—are the 2020 recipients of NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships. They will ...

Producer Barbara Brighton Awarded Jazz Hero 2019 By Jazz Journalists Association

Producer Barbara Brighton Awarded Jazz Hero 2019 By Jazz Journalists Association

In a ceremony taking place on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's (LACMA) Friday Night Jazz Series, Barbara Brighton will be presented with the Jazz Hero Award, given by the Jazz Journalists Association and presented by jazz journalist Kirk Silsbee and 2016 Jazz Hero Edythe Bronston. Barbara Brighton’s lifelong love ...

Patricia Barber Elected To The American Academy Of Arts & Sciences 2019!

Patricia Barber Elected To The American Academy Of Arts & Sciences 2019!

American Composer/Jazz Pianist/Singer Patricia Barber Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences Class of 2019! Recent Inductees Include: Wayne Shorter, Shulamit Ran, Maggie Nelson, Stephen Sondheim, Judith Butler, Keith Jarrett, and Bob Dylan On April 16, Patricia Barber was elected to the illustrious American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a society founded in 1780 ...

Roman Miroshnichenko Nominated In The 17th Independent Music Awards With The Song Dedicated To Larry Coryell

Roman Miroshnichenko Nominated In The 17th Independent Music Awards With The Song Dedicated To Larry Coryell

Multi-Award winning guitarist, bandleader and producer Roman Miroshnichenko was named by Music Resource Group (MRG) today as a Nominee in The 17th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs). Nominated for the Best Instrumental Song Category Roman's composition “Song For Godfather Of Fusion" was dedicated to one of the greatest guitar players of all time Larry Coryell. ...

Blues Foundation Names 2019 Blues Hall of Fame Inductees

Blues Foundation Names 2019 Blues Hall of Fame Inductees

The Blues Foundation has today (March 1) announced the 2019 inductees to the Blues Hall of Fame. Among this year’s honorees are Pee Wee Crayton, Moe Asch, Booker T. & the MG, Aretha Franklin, Count Basie, Ida Cox, Muddy Waters, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Bessie Smith and Elmore James. The 13 honorees represent all five of ...

Los Angeles Based Independent Jazz Label, BFM Jazz, Wins Five Grammys

Los Angeles Based Independent Jazz Label, BFM Jazz, Wins Five Grammys

BFM JAZZ is a boutique record label based in Los Angeles that garnered six Grammy nominations and turned them into five wins this past Sunday. In the company’s brief, nine-year existence, they’ve put out 27 projects that have accumulated 17 nominations collectively. In 2018, BFM Jazz released just three projects. All three received nominations and all ...

61st GRAMMY Awards: Jazz Winners

61st GRAMMY Awards: Jazz Winners

And the winners of the 2019 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. ...

Trombonist Audrey Ochoa Wins Edmonton Music Prize

Trombonist Audrey Ochoa Wins Edmonton Music Prize

Chronograph Records is pleased to announce that trombonist, composer, arranger, educator and band leader Audrey Ochoa has won the 2018 Edmonton Music Prize! A collaboration between the Edmonton Arts Council and Alberta Music, the Edmonton Music Prize celebrates the achievements of Edmonton’s artistic community. After a stellar year of performing her compositions with GRAMMY winners and ...

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 ...