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Wayne Shorter, Linda May Han Oh Among 2019 JJA Jazz Awards Winners

Saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Ahmad Jamal, and bassist Linda May Han Oh were among those honored this week by the Jazz Journalists Association with 2019 JJA Jazz Awards. The organization announced the award winners on May 1. Shorter was voted Musician of the Year, Jamal won the Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Award, Oh earned Up and … Read More “Wayne Shorter, Linda May Han Oh Among 2019 JJA Jazz Awards Winners”

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2019 Grammy Nominations Announced

The nominees for the 2019 Grammy Awards were announced Friday morning, Dec. 7. Pop stars like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, Childish Gambino, and Cardi B dominated the list. In the jazz categories, Miguel Zenón, Fred Hersch, Brad Mehldau, and John Daversa each received two nominations—Daversa for Best Improvised Jazz Solo and Best Large Jazz … Read More “2019 Grammy Nominations Announced”

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Wayne Shorter to Release 3-Disc Set with Graphic Novel

Blue Note Records has set Aug. 24 as the release date for Emanon, the first new Wayne Shorter album since 2013’s Without A Net. That live album marked Shorter’s return to the label where he began his recording career in 1964. Emanon, in contrast, is a triple album of original music by Shorter performed by … Read More “Wayne Shorter to Release 3-Disc Set with Graphic Novel”

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Detroit Jazz Festival Announces Wayne Shorter as 2017 Artist-in-Residence

The Detroit Jazz Festival, scheduled for Labor Day weekend (Sept. 1-4) has announced that saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter is this year’s Artist-in-Residence. Shorter will act as an ambassador for the event, and will be in concert three times during the weekend—including for the North American debut of his composition “Enamon,” performed by the Wayne Shorter Quartet (Shorter, … Read More “Detroit Jazz Festival Announces Wayne Shorter as 2017 Artist-in-Residence”

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