SESAC Honors Top 2012 Albums at Annual Jazz Awards

Recipients include Robert Glasper, Cassandra Wilson and Vijay Iyer

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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.

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