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April 13, 2012

J.J.A. Announces Nominees for 16th JJA Jazz Awards

Jazz Journalists Association Announces Nominees
for 16th Annual JJA Jazz Awards

 
Finalist nominees for the 16th annual Jazz Awards presented by the Jazz Journalists Association have been announced at www.JJAJazzAwards.org. The nominations demonstrate the rich diversity of music that may have been overlooked by mainstream media and other music industry-generated Awards programs. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Sonny Fortune Receives Highlights In Jazz Award

by Sonny Fortune Receives Highlights In Jazz Award Last night at Tribeca Performing Arts Center Highlights In Jazz producer Jack Kleinsinger presented saxophone legend Sonny Fortune with their annual award. Every year since 1974 Highlights In Jazz has honored a living jazz musician for their ‘matchless musical achievements’. Previous honorees have …

Gospel Singer Smokie Norful’s “Once In A Lifetime” Debuts at #5 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Chart

SMOKIE NORFUL CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF MUSIC WITH RELEASE OF
ONCE IN A LIFETIME

CD DEBUTS IN TOP 5 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP GOSPEL CHART  


 
Nashville, TN (April 13, 2012) — Smokie Norful looked back over a successful decade-long career in Gospel music and saw this as the perfect time to celebrate. Marking the occasion, Norful recently released ONCE IN A LIFETIME a 15-song collection of his biggest hits and celebrated classics. To continue, please click “MORE”!

The Autobiography of Trumpeter Clark Terry (New Book) | Available NOW

Iconic Trumpeter And Trailblazer Clark Terry’s New Autobiography Remarkably Told In His Own Words



Trumpeter and trailblazer Clark Terry has written his autobiography in his own idiosyncratic language, chock-full of period slang of the jazz musicians of his generation. Terry played with Count Basie’s and Duke Ellington’s bands among many others and in 1960 broke the color line at NBC as a member of the Tonight Show’s band under Jack Paar and Johnny Carson. He tells stories about not only the greats, but performers such as Stump & Stumpy and Peg Leg Bates that haven’t been told in the pages of any other book.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 13, 2012

Trumpeter, flugelhornist, trailblazer and teacher, Clark Terry can now, with his autobiography Clark, add memoirist to his long list of accomplishments. With high-profile friends like Quincy Jones writing the preface and Bill Cosby penning the foreword, you have some idea of the high esteem in which Terry is held. To Continue, Please click “MORE”!

Gina Carey Wins 2012 Jazz Music Award in the Desert Music Video Contest

Gina Carey Wins The Deserts 2012 Jazz Artist Award


Gina Carey is presented with the 2012 Jazz Music award for the Rising Stars of the Desert Music Video Contest.

On Wednesday April 11, 2012, Gico Music recording artist Gina Carey won the Rising Stars of the Desert 2012 Music Video Competition and was awarded the Marker Broadcasting 2012 Jazz Music artist Award. To continue, please click “MORE”!