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Roman Miroshnichenko And Al Di Meola Are Finalists In The 25th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

Roman Miroshnichenko And Al Di Meola Are Finalists In The 25th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

Guitarist, composer and bandleader Roman Miroshnichenko is a Finalist in the 25th Annual USA Songwriting Competition in the “Instrumental" category for his composition “Aliens’ Electrik Dream", which appears on his latest multi Award-winning album Ascension. “Alien's Electrik Dream" is dedicated to one of the greatest guitar players of all time Steve Vai, who very kindly responded on the composition: “Congratulations on your record! And thanks so much for the touching ;Alien’s Dream.' It’s quite beautiful! I like music that ...

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 2020 Jazz Awards

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 2020 Jazz Awards

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) in jny:Glasgow today announced the winners of its 2020 Jazz Awards. Saxophonist Matt Carmichael won the Fog Arts Prize in Jazz Improvisation. The winner of the George Duncan Prize for Jazz Composition was Richard Glassby, for composing an outstanding original suite of music. Glassby commented, “These pieces were the product of a great first year at RCS, I have had the chance to work with some amazing musicians who have really brought my music ...

Iconic Pianist/Composer Ran Blake To Receive 2020 Jazz Journalists Association Boston Jazz Hero Award

Iconic Pianist/Composer Ran Blake To Receive 2020 Jazz Journalists Association Boston Jazz Hero Award

Iconic pianist and composer Ran Blake is the 2020 recipient of the Boston Jazz Hero award from the Jazz Journalists Association. Blake is one of 27 jazz heroes in 23 cities across the country chosen as “activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz." The complete list of honorees, with photo portraits and biographies, is posted here. The Jazz Journalists Association, in partnership with New England Conservatory where Blake has taught for 52 years, will present the award to Blake ...

Artist Relief - Coronavirus - Americans For The Arts

Artist Relief - Coronavirus - Americans For The Arts

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists. ...

Russian Guitar Virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko Nominated In The 18th Independent Music Awards

Russian Guitar Virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko Nominated In The 18th Independent Music Awards

Multi-Award winning guitarist, bandleader and producer Roman Miroshnichenko was named by Music Resource Group (MRG) today as a Nominee in The 18th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs). Nominated for the Best Compilation Album Category Roman's latest album “Top 10 Songs of 10 Years (Anthology)"—a compilation of ten selected original Award-winning compositions composed, produced and recorded by Roman Miroshnichenko in 2009-2019. The winning projects will be selected by influential judging panels including: Tom Waits, Robert Smith, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, ...

Russian Guitarist Takes First Prize At 2020 The International Acoustic Music Awards

Russian Guitarist Takes First Prize At 2020 The International Acoustic Music Awards

Multi-award winning guitarist, composer and bandleader Roman Miroshnichenko took first prize at the 16th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) in the “Instrumental" category for composition “Ostrov". The IAMA, one of the world's leading international songwriting events, honors songwriters, composers, bands, and recording artists. Winners were selected by a Blue Ribbon committee of music industry judges including record label publishers, producers from SONY Music, Warner/Reprise Records, etc. Roman Miroshnichenko is one of the most prominent virtuosos in Europe. Four-time recipient ...

Bahamian Trumpeter Giveton Gelin Wins Award And Ten-City International Tour

Bahamian Trumpeter Giveton Gelin Wins Award And Ten-City International Tour

Twenty-one-year-old jazz musician Giveton Gelin will perform a ten-city international tour of North America after winning the 2020 LetterOne RISING STARS Jazz Award, including a performance at the Blue Note Jazz Festival in jny: New York City, where Gelin is currently studying at Julliard. Gelin was selected by a high-profile jury of musicians, journalists and record producers, chaired by Mikhail Fridman—an international businessman, philanthropist and jazz fan—and jazz guitarist George Benson. His winnings include the ten-city tour and a full ...

62nd GRAMMY Awards: Jazz Winners

62nd GRAMMY Awards: Jazz Winners

And the winners of the 2020 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. “Elsewhere" by Melissa Aldana, soloist Winner: “Sozinho" by Randy Brecker, soloist “Tomorrow Is the Question" by Julian Lage, soloist “The Windup" by Branford Marsalis, ...


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