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Tubaist Ralph Hepola Awarded Recording Grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council

Tubaist Ralph Hepola Awarded Recording Grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council

The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council has awarded tuba player Ralph Hepola a five thousand dollar Individual Artist Career Grant. Under the grant proposal, Hepola will make recordings and videos documenting his work as an improvising tubaist. The project begins later this month at Wild Sound, the jny: Minneapolis recording studio-of-choice for jazz and classical musicians. Wild ...

National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2018 Class of NEA Jazz Masters

National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2018 Class of NEA Jazz Masters

Joanne Brackeen, Pat Metheny, Dianne Reeves, and Todd Barkan now join the ranks of the nation’s highest honor in jazz, the NEA Jazz Masters. The 2018 NEA Jazz Master recipients were announced this evening at a DC Jazz Festival concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, where Metheny also ...

Grammys (Finally) Shift To Online Voting

Grammys (Finally) Shift To Online Voting

In a bid to increase member participation in the Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy is changing its voting procedure to allow ballots to be cast online.  The changes to the ballot system, unveiled this week, will see the Academy shift to online voting, effective immediately. The organization said the changes to the voting system would provide ...

Jazz Bakery Receives NEA Art Works Grant

Jazz Bakery Receives NEA Art Works Grant

The National Endowment for the Arts announced today that The Jazz Bakery Performance Space will receive its fourth NEA Art Works Grant. This new award of $25,000 will support performances and youth outreach events as part of its “Concerts and Conversations with Southern California Jazz Legends” series. Artists invited to perform in this series include: Kamasi ...

Donald Trump Just Nominated A Strong Supporter Of Net Neutrality As FCC Commissioner

Donald Trump Just Nominated A Strong Supporter Of Net Neutrality As FCC Commissioner

President Donald Trump has nominated Jessica Rosenworcel to fill the open Democratic slot at the Federal Communications Commission. If confirmed, it will mark her return to the FCC, where she served as a commissioner from 2012- 2016, departing after the Senate did not act to extend her term. Jessica Rosenworcel has been a strong and vocal supporter ...

Guitar Virtuoso Gustavo Assis-Brasil Wins First Place In Instrumental Category For 2016 International Songwriting Competition (ISC)

Guitar Virtuoso Gustavo Assis-Brasil Wins First Place In Instrumental Category For 2016 International Songwriting Competition (ISC)

Guitar virtuoso Gustavo Assis-Brasil song “Gee,” from his critically acclaimed new album Chromatic Dialogues, has won First Place in the Instrumental category for the 2016 International Songwriting Competition (ISC)! There were over 16,000 entries from 137 countries! Says Gustavo, “I'm very honored and thrilled to accept this award, and this prize serves as a confirmation that ...

NEA Jazz Masters Honored Today

NEA Jazz Masters Honored Today

Funding for the arts in The United States may be eliminated or drastically reduced if the Trump administration has its way, but an established arts showcase will be presented this evening, we hope not for the last time. The 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters will be honored at the John F. Kennedy Center ...

Tom Petty’s MusiCares Speech: "I joined the conspiracy to put black music on the popular white radio."

Tom Petty’s MusiCares Speech: "I joined the conspiracy to put black music on the popular white radio."

On the 10th of February, Tom Petty of Heartbreaker fame was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year, owing to both his accomplishments as an artist and for his long history of significant charity work and efforts defending artists' rights. Here we look at a transcript of his speech following the award. By Tom Petty posted by ...

Chamber Music America's 2017 New Jazz Works Program

Chamber Music America's 2017 New Jazz Works Program

Do you need funding for your new jazz composition? Chamber Music America has funded nearly 200 jazz commissions since 2000. CMA’s New Jazz Works grant provides up to $34,000 in funding for U.S.-based jazz ensembles to create, perform, and record new compositions. APPLY NOW DEADLINE: March 5, 2017, at 12 midnight EST To learn more about ...

Grammy Winners 2017 - Jazz List

Grammy Winners 2017 - Jazz List

And the winners of the 59th Annual Grammy Awards are... JAZZ Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Culcha Vulcha
Snarky Puppy (Ground Up Music) Human Nature — Herb Alpert (Herb Alpert Presents)
When You Wish Upon A Star — Bill Frisell (Okeh Records)
Way Back Home: Live From Rochester, NY— Steve Gadd ...


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