ATLANTA, Aug. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The worldwide awards ceremony to solely have a good time Jazz music, The Jazz Music Awards: Celebrating the Spirit of Jazz, and its creator and government producer, Wendy F. Williams announce the recipients of six honorary awards and the nominees in eight aggressive award classes. These particular honors, in addition to the thirty-three nominees, acknowledge people who’ve made – and proceed to make – an enduring contribution to this American artwork type. Finalists in every class are the results of the primary spherical of nominations submitted through the eligibility interval from April 1, 2021, by means of March 31, 2022. These well-deserved honors will probably be introduced on the Jazz Music Awards ceremony, set for Saturday, October 22, 2022, on the Cobb Vitality Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA. Tickets are on sale now, click on right here for additional particulars.
The Lifetime Achievement Award will go to saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter; the Jazz Legend Award will probably be introduced to the household of the late pianist and composer McCoy Tyner. There are three Awards of Distinction classes: Innovator, Composer, and Educator. Trendy jazz trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire will obtain the Jazz Innovator Award; avant-garde saxophonist and woodwinds participant and composer Henry Threadgill will probably be honored with the Jazz Composer Award; vocalist and composer, Dr. Lenora Helm Hammonds will obtain the Jazz Educator Award; and veteran musician and educator James H. Patterson will obtain the Jazz Influence Award.
Additionally, the ultimate 4 nominees have been introduced in eight aggressive classes; a tie within the Greatest Duo, Group, or Massive Band class resulted in 5 nominees, whereas the Greatest Worldwide Artist class submissions didn’t meet the Jazz Music Awards submission standards ensuing on this award being faraway from the ultimate poll this 12 months.
4-time Grammy Award-nominated artists Jean & Marcus Baylor, often known as The Baylor Mission acquired three nominations for his or her launch, Generations; together with Orrin Evans with two nominations for The Magic of Now and EEE (Eubanks-Evans-Expertise) with well-known TV persona Kevin Eubanks; 2023 NEA Jazz Grasp and Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny Garrett with two nominations for Sounds From The Ancestors; eight-time Grammy Award-winning bassist Christian McBride with two nominations together with his band Inside Straight for Dwell on the Village Vanguard; acclaimed jazz harpist Brandee Youthful with two nominations for Someplace Totally different; and up to date jazz keyboardist Brian Culbertson with two nominations for The Trilogy Pink.
Additionally nominated are acclaimed jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn with Her Noble Pressure (Greatest Duo, Group, or Massive Band); the late veteran organ grasp Joey DeFrancesco, who handed away final week on August 25, 2022 (Greatest Mainstream Artist); chart-topping up to date flutist Ragan Whiteside (Greatest Up to date Artist); up to date jazz keyboardist and producer Bob Baldwin (Greatest Up to date Album); multi-instrumentalist and producer Ben Tankard, greatest often called “the godfather of gospel/jazz” (Greatest Up to date Artist); and veteran clean jazz guitarist Norman Brown (Track of the 12 months).
Different nominees within the up to date jazz classes embody common bassist and producer Brian Bromberg (Greatest Up to date Artist); jazz/pop vocalist Lindsey Webster (Greatest Up to date Artist); grasp drummer Sonny Emory (Greatest Up to date Album); Jazz educator and vocalist Shawnn Monteiro (Greatest Vocal Efficiency); multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Mark Hasselbach (Greatest Up to date Album); and the Rely Basie Orchestra, below the path of Scotty Barnhart (Greatest Duo, Group or Massive Band).
The Jazz Music Awards nominations additionally acknowledge a various array of burgeoning artists, together with French vibraphonist Simon Moullier (Greatest New Jazz Artist); Grammy-nominated Jazz vocalist Stacey Kent (Greatest Vocal Efficiency); Kazemde George, Brooklyn-based saxophonist, composer and beatmaker (Greatest New Artist); Julieta Engenio, Argentine-born tenor saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (Greatest New Artist); neo-traditionalist Samara Pleasure (Greatest New Artist); acclaimed Rwandan-Ugandan jazz singer and playwright Somi (Greatest Vocal Efficiency); South African-born teen multi-instrumentalist Justin-Lee Schultz (Track of the 12 months); and Alabama-based drummer/producer James “PJ” Spraggins (Track of the 12 months).
“We’re honored to acknowledge and current a variety of dynamic and revolutionary artists together with our six award honorees and our thirty-three nominees. I’m nonetheless amazed that in 2022, a devoted international Jazz award present in North America has by no means been carried out at this degree. I’m thrilled that we will step into this house to honor and acknowledge musicians and the whole style on this method. We’re making historical past and we’re simply getting began,” says Wendy F. Williams, creator and government producer of the Jazz Music Awards, in addition to the Basic Supervisor of NPR-affiliate Jazz 91.9 WCLK. “Jazz music has been a necessary a part of the legacy of Jazz 91.9 WCLK, which will probably be celebrating fifty years on the air in 2024, from its house on the campus of Clark Atlanta College in Atlanta. By recognizing our honorees and nominees, we’re giving thanks for his or her unimaginable artistry that furthers the richness of the Jazz custom, which is integral to American music and tradition.”
An added attraction through the Jazz Music Awards will probably be a number of dwell performances. These will embody appearances by a number of acclaimed Jazz vocal abilities: NEA Jazz Grasp and Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning artists Dee Dee Bridgewater, Grammy Award-winning artist Ledisi, preeminent jazz/gospel/blues vocalist Lizz Wright, and four-time Grammy Award-nominated artist Jazzmeia Horn. All performances will probably be below the musical path of NEA Jazz Grasp and three-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist and composer Terri Lyne Carrington, who serves because the musical director and co-executive producer for the inaugural ceremony.
“The Jazz Music Award is a vital and essential platform for the jazz group,” says Carrington, who can also be the founding father of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice. “It is important that we highlight and have a good time artists throughout all hybrids of Jazz, a lot of whom have been ignored or unsung all through their careers.”
The inaugural Jazz Music Awards will set up a brand new platform for recognizing the wealthy historical past, musical innovation, and important artistry that proceed to tell America’s actually authentic artwork type – Jazz Music. As a vital part of the huge tapestry that weaves collectively African People’ contributions to the humanities, Jazz is the Tradition of America. It’s a distinctive sound and elegance that’s beloved all over the world.
For an entire record of nominees and honorees, please go to jazzmusicawards.com and wclk.com.
ABOUT THE JAZZ MUSIC AWARDS
The Jazz Music Awards acknowledges jazz as an American musical artwork type, birthed from the expertise and innovation of African People, rooted in blues, ragtime, swing, bebop, and artistic improvised music, together with Latin jazz, mainstream, clean, and different up to date types, or hybrids.
The Jazz Music Awards and its creators acknowledge and amplify Jazz as a vibrant cornerstone of all American music that has profoundly influenced American language, model, traditions, and sounds, producing heroes and cultural phenomena. The Jazz Music Awards is a nonprofit division of Jazz 91.9 WCLK at Clark Atlanta College, the Traditionally Black Faculty and College, proprietor and licensee of WCLK.
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