Congratulations to Wadada Leo Smith for being among the eight jazz artists to receive the fifth annual Doris Duke Artist Awards!
According to a press release from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, artists are “appointed in recognition of their creative vitality and ongoing contributions to the fields of dance, jazz and theater.” Awardees will each receive $275,000 “in flexible, multi-year funding as well as financial and legal counseling, professional development activities and peer-to-peer learning opportunities provided by Creative Capital, DDCF’s primary partner in the awards,”.
Read more about the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation here!
Currently at $4200 of $10K, your gift will certainly touch his life just as his music over the years has touched yours. Please continue to support and share the Willie Royal Caregiver Fund with those whose lives his music has touched as well!
Contemporary Jazz pianist/keyboardist and composer Peter Horvath was in for some amazing news worthy of celebrating this past weekend. Released just last Friday January 29, 2015, he already landed #1 on Amazon’s Jazz Fusion sales for his new album “Absolute Reality“! Congratulations and cheers to a successful opening weekend!
#2 Gregg Karukas- Rio Drive
#4 Rick Braun- Silk
#5 Richard Elliot- Lip Service
#6 Gerald Albright- Because of You
#13 Rick Braun- Back to Back
#16 Jeff Golub- Swagster
#23 Gerald Albright- Elegant Nights
#26 Jeff Golub- Open Up
#28 David Benoit- Too In Love
#30 Peter White-Smile
#35 Down to the Bone- The Bounce
#42 Jessy J- the Tango Boy
#45 Peter White- Head Over Heels
#49 Gerald Albright- It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World
Glad to see all our A Train artists on the Billboards Smooth Jazz charts for 2015! Check them out!
Things just got Real over at CONS with the news that Tommy G. has joined the team. With his influential style, it’s the no brainer of the year. And just imagine him in the van with the rest of the smooth criminals at CONS. Congrats, Tommy!”