The album Lab 2009 by the University of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Steve Wiest, has received Grammy nominations for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album and Best Instrumental Composition (for "Ice-Nine" by Steve Wiest). The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards will be held Jan. 31, 2010.
NEW SERIES OF JAZZ ICONS DVDS FEATURES VINTAGE UNSEEN CONCERTS FEATURING COLEMAN HAWKINS, JIMMY SMITH, WOODY HERMAN, ART FARMER, ERROLL GARNER, ANITA O'DAY, ART BLAKEY
WORLD FUSION ENSEMBLE, ESTHEMA RELEASES NEW CD ON NOVEMBER 3, 2009 TITLED
THE HERENESS AND NOWNESS OF THINGS
Oz Noys new CD "Schizophrenic" features: Steve Lukather , drummer Dave Weckl , Noy’s longtime cohorts, skins bashers Keith Carlock and Anton Fig, bassist Will Lee, and keyboardists Chris Palmaro, Ricky Peterson, Shai Bachar. Release date: September 22, 2009.
THE 32ND ANNUAL JOHN COLTRANE MEMORIAL CONCERT presents “THE BELIEVER”
a weekend of concerts & visual art featuring “The Believer: Concert 1” with
The John Coltrane Memorial Ensemble: Carl Atkins, Leonard Brown, Sa Davis, Mark Harvey, Tim Ingles, John Lockwood, Bill Lowe, Jason Palmer, Bill Pierce, George W. Russell Jr., Syd Smart, Stan Strickland, Alvin Terry & Gary Valente; with special recognition of Edmund Barry Gaither. [Held on Saturday, September 26, 7:30 pm, at Northeastern University, Boston, MA.] And “The Believer: Concert 2” with Stan Strickland, John Lockwood, Laslzo Gardony, & Yoron Israel along with appearances by Bill Lowe, Syd Smart, Jason Palmer & Leonard Brown. [Held on Sunday, September 27, 3:00 pm, at Hibernian Hall, Roxbury, MA.] Both concerts hosted by Eric Jackson of WGBH’s “Eric in the Evening.” Accompanied by “Ascension” an exhibition of art works by the African American Master Artists in Residence Program ( AAMARP). [Exhibit runs Sept. 1-Sept. 28 at Northeastern University, Boston, MA.]