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18th annual Jazz Journalists Association's New York City Jazz Awards Party

Publicat in: 01.06.2014, 06:07AM
Autor: Richard Constantinidi
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Etichete: Jazz Journalists Association, New York City Jazz Awards, New York City Jazz Awards Party
18th annual Jazz Journalists Association's New York City Jazz Awards PartyNew York City – Tickets are now on sale to the general public for the 18th annual Jazz Journalists Association's New York City Jazz Awards Party at the Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 3rd St., New York City, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.  Pianist Elio Villafranca's nine-piece Jass Syncopators, vocalist Sheila Jordan with bassist Cameron Brown and Stephanie Richards' Trumpet Quartet will perform to celebrate nominees and winners of the JJA's 2014 Jazz Awards for music – announced April 15 -- and recipients of Awards for excellence in journalism, to be announced at the party.
 
Josh Jackson, host of WBGO's "The Checkout" and vice president for content, returns as Master of Ceremonies. JJA Jazz Heroes Cephas Bowles, WBGO's on-leave president and CEO, Meghan Stabile, founder of Revive Music Group, and Trombonist of the Year Roswell Rudd are among the honorees expected to attend. Hors d'oeuvres, wine and Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale will be served.
 
The JJA's awards for jazz media, including a Lifetime Achievement Award and honors for writing, broadcasting, videography, photography, online and print publications, are the sole such recognitions of excellence in the field. Winners of JJA Jazz Awards for musical achievement – topped by Lifetime Achievement in Jazz recipient Herbie Hancock and Musician of the Year saxophonist Wayne Shorter -- are receiving their engraved statuettes at performances in venues across the U.S.A.

A complete list of those winners, all Jazz Awards nominees and the roster of the JJA's 2014 Jazz Heroes Awards for "activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz" are also posted at www.JJAJazzAwards.org.
 
Of the NYC party's featured artists, Cuban-born pianist Villafranca and his Jass Syncopators (trombonist Steve Turre, tenor saxophonist Greg Tardy, alto saxophonist Vincent Herring, drummer Joel Mateo, bassist Carlos Enriquez, percussionists Jonathan Troncoso and Nelson Mateo Gonzales and dancer Julia Gutierrez-Rivera) preview their new Motéma Music album The Caribbean Tinge at the Jazz Awards party. Vocalist Sheila Jordan, veteran "Jazz Child," and bassist Cameron Brown have performed duets together for nearly 25 years. Trumpeter and composer Stephanie Richards with her Trumpet Quartet will reprise the "Fanfare for Louis" she composed to the JJA's 2013 JazzApril party, and premiere a new work.
 
Reserved "ringside" seating for the JJA Jazz Awards party, a fundraiser, costs $125. General admission is $75; Awards nominees and JJA members pay $50, and 2014 Jazz Awards winners are admitted free. Tickets should be purchased in advance at:
http://goo.gl/eL47Xa  (Winners must reserve their tickets on the same page.)
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