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Herb Alpert Award Winner Ben Morris to Take Newport Stage for the First Time

Many up-and-coming artists (and even some already-there ones, like singer Dee Dee Bridgewater) will be performing at the Newport Jazz Festival for the first time this year. But only one of them can rightly claim to be the winner of the 2019 ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award. That would be composer and … Read More “Herb Alpert Award Winner Ben Morris to Take Newport Stage for the First Time”

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Meshell Ndegeocello Wins Herb Alpert Award in the Arts

Meshell Ndegeocello, the esteemed bassist and singer/songwriter, has been awarded the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts. As one of five winners, Ndegeocello receives an unrestricted prize of $75,000. Ndegeocello, 50, was chosen by a panel of musicians including Derek Bermel, Vijay Iyer, and Pamela Z. The other award recipients include those in dance (Pam … Read More “Meshell Ndegeocello Wins Herb Alpert Award in the Arts”

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