Lorraine Feather's "Attachments" Seeks Grammy Gold in 'The 56th'

Album marks third time that vocalist Feather has scored a Grammy nomination in recent years.

Kathryn Ballard Shut

Lorraine Feather - "Attachments"

As 2013 draws to a close and most are completing their holiday shopping, another type of potential 'gift giving' is well under way between members of the Los Angeles-based National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), home of the famous GRAMMY Awards - Final Balloting and Voting.

The Grammy Awards themselves will not be revealed until its live U.S. telecast (CBS) on January 26, 2014; however, December remains a very busy month, especially for the coveted few that achieved peer nominations in 29 fields during the First Round - artists who shall now and forever be known as Grammy Nominees. Among the independent artists, jazz vocalist and composer LORRAINE FEATHER has scored her third nomination in recent years for the elusive gold.

Feather, an independent artist recording under the Littleton, Colorado-based label Jazzed Media, won Best Jazz Vocal Album nominations in 2011 for "Ages" and again in 2013 for "Tales of the Unusual". With her latest release, "Attachments", Feather hopes to break through to win the Grammy, amid close competition from fellow rising stars Gregory Porter and Tierney Sutton.

Feather correctly reminds friends and voting members alike on Facebook that while her name and likeness grace the album cover, the nomination itself is not for a "Best Jazz Singer" award. The Best Jazz Vocal Album award distinguishes the collective efforts of all label management, the production crew, and the musicians, all members of a specific album project, which in this case includes Feather as a member.

Visit Ms. Feather's website at http://www.lorrainefeather.com for more information, listening samples of the album, and ordering information links.

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