Congrats to Jeff Lorber. He won in the Grammy category of:
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album:
What If – The Jerry Douglas Band
Spirit – Alex Han
Mount Royal – Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Prototype – Jeff Lorber Fusion — WINNER
Bad Hombre – Antonio Sanchez
Also, Randy Porter and Nancy King were in the last five (but did not win). Still, congrats to them for the nomination:
Best Jazz Vocal Album:
The Journey – The Baylor Project
A Social Call – Jazzmeia Horn
Bad Ass and Blind – Raul Midón
Porter Plays Porter – Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King
Dreams and Daggers – Cécile McLorin Salvant — WINNER
Elmhurst College Honors Carl Hilding “Doc” Severinsen
Elmhurst College has honored Carl Hilding “Doc” Severinsen with an honorary Doctor of Music degree. The legendary trumpeter and bandleader was presented with the degree at the college’s commencement ceremonies on May 27.
At the ceremony, Elmhurst College director of Jazz Studies Doug Beach called Severinsen “renowned around the world as a jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and recording artist, whose contributions to the art of jazz and jazz education have found their place in the annals of music history.”
Severinsen has been performing the jazz trumpet for over 60 years, and has performed in bands led by jazz legends like Charlie Barnett, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman. In 1962, he joined the “Tonight Show” band as first trumpet, and within five years, he became the music director for the show. Doc has also released more than thirty recordings and is a Grammy award winner.
“Always willing to share his experience and knowledge, Doc has been an inspiration to Elmhurst College students over the past several years,” said Beach.
Courtesy of JAZZed Magazine
An evening of mingling and music benefiting the Oregon Music Hall of Fame Saturday, May 6 – 6pm?The Secret Society — 116 NE Russell St, Portland, OR 97212
Get your tickets HERE. Kids 16 and Under get in for $25. Show is all ages. Advance tickets will be on sale through TicketFly until 1pm on the day of show. Prices are $100 otherwise on site, day of event.
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