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Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard Scores Grammy Win

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Mingus Big Band
MINGUS BIG BAND LIVE AT JAZZ STANDARD
Acclaimed Album Wins 2011 Grammy® Award
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album


Seth Abramson/Courtesy of MSN.com

NEW YORK—On Sunday, February 13, 2011, the 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards honored Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard as the “Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album." This marks the club's first co-produced album release and subsequently first Grammy win.

Seth Abramson, Artistic Director of Jazz Standard, graciously accepted the award last night thanking everyone involved in the album's recording from WBGO Radio to Union Square Hospitality Group's Danny Meyer. “We're so humbled by this! It's truly an honor to play such an integral role in keeping the Mingus legacy alive and kicking," exclaims Seth. “This never would've come to fruition without the perseverance and zeal of Sue Mingus."

Co-produced by Seth Abramson and Sue Mingus, Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard marks the 10th Mingus Big Band recording, seven of which have been nominated for Grammys. According to Sue, this win is particularly special. “The Mingus Big Band has found a home here at Jazz Standard. We're truly blessed to be performing at, and now celebrating with Jazz Standard."

Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1959 seminal albums by legendary composer Charles Mingus (1922-1979). The recording was originally broadcast live at Jazz Standard on “Toast Of The Nation" from NPR Music, produced by Mark Schramm, Thurston Briscoe and Becca Pulliam for WBGO under the musical direction of Sue Mingus.

Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard is available for purchase at Jazz Standard + all major online retailers. For more CD info, visit mingusmingusmingus.com.

Mingus Big Band performs LIVE in concert at Jazz Standard this week from Friday, FEB 18—Sunday, FEB 20. For a full calendar of events, please visit jazzstandard.com.

116 East 27th Street
New York, NY 10016
jazzstandard.com

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