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Lucía Gutiérrez Rebolloso Is The Winner Of The 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition

Lucía Gutiérrez Rebolloso Is The Winner Of The 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition

Source: AMT Public Relations

As part of NJPAC’s TD James Moody Jazz Festival At a star-studded, sold-out performance held yesterday afternoon on the NJPAC stage, Lucía Gutiérrez Rebolloso was announced the winner of the 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Hosted by WBGO Radio’s Gary Walker, “The SASSY Awards” featured performances by the competitions top five finalists as well as special appearances by previous winners Tawanda Suessbrich-Joaquim and Gabrielle Cavassa. Recipient of a $5,000 cash award and winner of The SASSY Awards ...

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The 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition Selects Top Five Finalists As Part Of NJPAC’s TD James Moody Jazz Festival

The 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition Selects Top Five Finalists As Part Of NJPAC’s TD James Moody Jazz Festival

Source: AMT Public Relations

A world of jazz just minutes from home, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) today announced the top five finalists of the 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Pulled from over 200 submissions from over 25 countries, these gifted young contestants from around the world represent the next generation of great jazz singers. The Top Five finalists comprise two international singers Kristin Lash of Bratislava, Slovakia, and Lucía Gutiérrez Rebolloso of Mexico, and three Manhattanites: Harlem-based Allan ...

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Christina Beaudry-Cárdenas Wins The Oliver Jones Award Presented By The Festival International De Jazz De Montréal!

Christina Beaudry-Cárdenas Wins The Oliver Jones Award Presented By The Festival International De Jazz De Montréal!

Source: Braithwaite & Katz Communications

Christina Beaudry-Cárdenas will celebrate her prize on July 9 at 6 p.m. during a show presented as part of Le Studio TD Entrée Libre series. The Oliver Jones Award: A history of gratitude and knowledge sharing The award was created in honour of Montréal jazz legend Oliver Jones. Born in the neighbourhood of Little Burgundy, this piano giant left an indelible mark on the history of the jazz fest. When two of Oliver Jones’s close collaborators approached the festival to ...

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New England Conservatory Students And Alumni Win Grow Your Art Grants

New England Conservatory Students And Alumni Win Grow Your Art Grants

Source: Braithwaite & Katz Communications

New England Conservatory’s Entrepreneurial Musicianship team is proud to announce the winners of this year's Grow Your Art grants. Totaling $12,000, the grants have been awarded to Akenya Seymour (‘14), Amanda Ekery (’18 MM), and Anna Abondolo (’22) and Jonathan Starks (’20). They will support “Moon in the 4th,” a sonically eclectic and deeply personal work that explores the nuance of identity, spirituality, esotericism and love; El Paso Jazz Girls, which creates a support system for female musicians; and ORDER, ...

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My take on the best jazz recordings of 2021

My take on the best jazz recordings of 2021

Source: Ken Franckling's Jazz Notes

‘Tis the season for the outpouring of Top 10 lists, and their many variations, for jazz, world events, etc. The jazz lists tend to have a lot of variation depending on the individual reviewer's personal tastes, as well as what he or she listened to during the year.* Bottom line, all are extremely subjective. These choices below (aside from top 10 new songs of the year) were submitted to the Jazz Journalists Association and Jazz Critics Poll 2021 compilations The ...

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G. Thomas Allen Is The Winner Of The 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition as part of NJPAC’s TD James Moody Jazz Festival

G. Thomas Allen Is The Winner Of The 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition as part of NJPAC’s TD James Moody Jazz Festival

Source: AMT Public Relations

At a star-studded, sold-out performance held yesterday afternoon on the NJPAC stage, G. Thomas Allen (Chicago, IL) was announced the winner of the 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. This marks the first time a male vocalist won the contest. Hosted by NJPAC’s Jazz Advisor and multi-Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride, “The SASSY Awards” featured performances by the competition’s five finalists as well as a special appearance by one of today’s top jazz vocalists, Dianne Reeves. The contenders took ...

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New England Conservatory Faculty Members, Alums Receive 2021 Jazz Road Creative Residencies Grants

New England Conservatory Faculty Members, Alums Receive 2021 Jazz Road Creative Residencies Grants

Source: Braithwaite & Katz Communications

New England Conservatory faculty members Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, Jason Moran and Nasheet Waits and alumni Jamie Branch and Felipe Salles have each been awarded 2021 Jazz Road Creative Residencies Grants of up to $40,000 from South Arts. These grants are part of Jazz Road’s largest investment in the field to date as part of a national initiative supporting jazz artists. Through Jazz Road Creative Residencies, 52 artists are receiving grants of up to $40,000 each, allowing them the opportunity to ...

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The 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition Selects Top Five Finalists

The 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition Selects Top Five Finalists

Source: AMT Public Relations

A world of jazz just minutes from home, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) today announced the top five finalists of the 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Pulled from over 160 submissions from over 25 countries, these gifted young contestants from around the world were evaluated on vocal quality, musicality, technique, performance, individuality, artistic interpretation, and ability to swing. The Top Five finalists are: Andrea Miller of Costa Mesa, California; April May Webb of Edison, New ...


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