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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 ...

3-Time Emmy-nominated Composer Steve Sandberg’s ArtistShare Debut Submitted For Grammy Consideration

3-Time Emmy-nominated Composer Steve Sandberg’s ArtistShare Debut Submitted For Grammy Consideration

3-time Emmy-nominated composer Steve Sandberg’s ArtistShare debut, Alaya, is hailed as a breakthrough recording whose compositions masterfully blend classical and world music genres with the excitement of virtuosic improvisation. We are proud to submit Alaya for this year’s Grammy nomination consideration in the Contemporary Instrumental genre. Alaya started as an All About Jazz/Launchpad project and was ...

Rock Hall Of Fame 2018 Nominees Announced: Radiohead, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, Nina Simone Among 9 First Time Nominees

Rock Hall Of Fame 2018 Nominees Announced: Radiohead, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, Nina Simone Among 9 First Time Nominees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the 19 nominees of its 2018 class overnight. Nine, including Rage Against The Machine, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, Moody Blues and Nina Simone are among nine first time Rock Hall nominees. The complete list of 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees. First time nominees are noted with ...

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 ...