04/02/13

SESAC Honors Top 2012 Albums at Annual Jazz Awards

Recipients include Robert Glasper, Cassandra Wilson and Vijay Iyer

At its 8th annual Jazz Awards Luncheon, performing rights organization SESAC honored 15 affiliated composers for their albums released in 2012.

Honorees included Robert Glasper’s Grammy Award-winning Black Radio, Vijay Iyer’s Accelerando, Cassandra Wilson’s Another Country and Tom Harrell’s Number Five. Joe Alterman, Bob Baldwin, Bruce Barth, Chris Dave, Yelena Eckemoff, Orrin Evans, Drew Gress, Jeremy Pelt, E.J. Strickland, Bobbi “Funkee Boy” Tammaro and Matt Wilson also received awards.

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The luncheon at New York’s Jazz Standard club included performances by Matt Wilson, Ben Allison, Orrin Evans, Michael Blake and Jeremy Pelt. SESAC executives Trevor Gale and Linda Lorence Critelli hosted the event.

2012 Jazz Award Recipients

Joe Alterman
Joe Alterman Music
Give Me The Simple Life
Recorded by Joe Alterman

Bob Baldwin
Funky Onion Publishing
The Funky Joint
Recorded by Paul Brown

Bruce Barth
Bruce Barth Music
High Sign Music
Three Things of Beauty
Recorded by Bruce Barth

Chris Dave
Drum Hedz 713 Music
Black Radio
Recorded by Robert Glasper Experiment

Yelena Eckemoff
Yelena Eckemoff Publishing
Forget-Me-Not
Recorded by Yelena Eckemoff

Orrin Evans
Big Jimmy Music
Flip The Script
Recorded by Orrin Evans

Robert Glasper
I am a Jazzy Guy Music
Black Radio
Recorded by Robert Glasper Experiment

Drew Gress
Ravcol Music
Spirit Fiction
Recorded by Ravi Coltrane

Tom Harrell
Tom Harrell Music
Number Five
Recorded by Tom Harrell

Vijay Iyer
Multiplicity Music
ACT Klawei Musikverlag
Accelerando
Recorded by Vijay Iyer Trio

Jeremy Pelt
Peltjazz Publishing
Soul
Recorded by Jeremy Pelt

E.J. Strickland
Ravcol Music
Spirit Fiction
Recorded by Ravi Coltrane

Bobbi “Funkee Boy” Tammaro
funkee boy music publishing
Philosoulphy
Recorded by Funkee Boy

Cassandra Wilson
Ojah Media Group, LLC
Another Country
Recorded by Cassandra Wilson

Matt Wilson
Grainfed Music
Arts & Crafts
Recorded by Matt Wilson’s Arts & Crafts

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