2019 Grammy Award JAZZ WINNERS!

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Grammy Award 2019 Grammy Award JAZZ WINNERS!

The 61st Grammy Award winners were announced Sunday, February 10th in Los Angeles!

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (N.A.R.A.S., AKA The Grammy People) has announced the WINNERS for GRAMMY AWARDS for 2019 t! Here is a list of  JAZZ Artists who brought home the gold this year for the 61st Grammy Awards in various jazz categories including the MOdern JAzz (MOJA) world and from the more traditional jazz world. We congratulate all the nominees in every category and they prove that jazz in its modern form is alive and well and crossing over into almost every area of music from world music to classical to R& B to pop.

61st ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS…JAZZ WINNERS!

11. Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
For albums containing approximately 51% or more playing time of instrumental material. For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new recordings.

STEVE GADD BAND
Steve Gadd Band

31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo
For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter’s name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only.
 DON’T FENCE ME IN
John Daversa, soloist
Track from: American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom (John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists)
 

32. Best Jazz Vocal Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal jazz recordings. 

THE WINDOW
Cécile McLorin Salvant
 

33. Best Jazz Instrumental Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new instrumental jazz recordings.

EMANON
The Wayne Shorter Quartet

34. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new ensemble jazz recordings. 

AMERICAN DREAMERS: VOICES OF HOPE, MUSIC OF FREEDOM
John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists
 

35. Best Latin Jazz Album
For vocal or instrumental albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded material. The intent of this category is to recognize recordings that represent the blending of jazz with Latin, Iberian-American, Brazilian, and Argentinian tango music. 

BACK TO THE SUNSET
Dafnis Prieto Big Band

 

62. Best Instrumental Composition
A Composer’s Award for an original composition (not an adaptation) first released during the Eligibility Year. Singles or Tracks only.

BLUT UND BODEN (BLOOD AND SOIL)
Terence Blanchard, composer (Terence Blanchard)
 

63. Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
An Arranger’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only. 

STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER
John Daversa, arranger (John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists)
 

64. Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
An Arranger’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only. 

SPIDERMAN THEME
Randy Waldman, arranger (Randy Waldman Featuring Take 6 & Chris Potter)

Check out NEW videos on MOJA Vision

Emmy Signature Check out NEW videos on MOJA Vision

Check out the work of Emmy-Winning Video producer Chris Parker on MOJA Vision!

HEY THERE ALL YOU MOJANS!!!! I know you like videos and I’ve just been doing some work with Emmy-winning producer Chris Parker to create 7 new pieces to go with the 9 others that are there on my MOJA Vision YouTube site. Just click on the MOJA Vision link on the lower left panel of the MOJA Radio homepage and you’ll be taken there where you can see them all.

The new videos include some of the live performance by each artist, my commentary and interviews with the artists plus some very cool and rare images Mr. Parker found to add to the mix. Here’s the new stuff you’ll find there…
1. Pat Metheny Unity Band doing “Roofdogs” & “Are You Going With Me”
2. Return To Forever IV doing “Renaissance” with comments by Jean-Luc Ponty
3. Bill Frisell doing “Come Together” at Montreal Jazz Fest
4. Erik Truffaz with portions of three performances from Montreal Jazz Fest
5. Club D’Elf with John Medeski at NYC’s Le Poission Rouge (Mike Rivard comments)
6. Richie Goods & Nuclear Fusion with drumming legend Mike Clark from Detroit Jazz Fest
7. Jenny Scheinman & Bill Frisell duo show from Newport Jazz Fest with Jenny’s comments

Check ‘em out, enjoy and SPREAD THE WORD! Russ Davis

THE NEW JAZZ SINGERS with CAROLYN BEDNARSKI!

THE NEW JAZZ SINGERS with CAROLYN BEDNARSKI is up for listening online right now and this weekend too as she presents "UNIQUE DUETS!"

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Carolyn has always had a great love of the singers in jazz so it was natural that she be the one to program and present this new feature on MOJA Radio. You can hear each months show on demand by clicking on the banner on the MOJA Radio homepage. Tell your friends to come listen FOR FREE anytime they like! Each month there’s a different theme or feature. Join us for “THE NEW JAZZ SINGERS with CAROLYN BEDNARSKI,” here on the RUSS DAVIS MOJA website!

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Russ Wins “2011 Internet Programmer Of The Year” Award!

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Russ Davis here, and please pardon me for blowing my own horn, but I wanted to tell you that I won the 2011 award as “Internet Programmer Of The Year” from the Jazz Programmers List/JazzWeek Awards. So if you are listening to MOJA Radio you’re now listening to “The Award-Winning” MOJA Radio! JazzWeek, celebrating its 10th anniversary in August 2011, is the weekly online publication dedicated to jazz and jazz radio programming. Nominees are selected by JazzWeek subscribers, including: jazz radio programmers, jazz record company executives and independent jazz radio record promoters. A million thanks to those who voted for me and I promise to do all I can to continue to deserve this honor.

Russ Davis

MoJaRadio

“Jazz In The Present Tense!”

www.mojaradio.com

Attack Of The Jazzy Jambands…THANKS MICHELLE!

THANK YOU MICHELLE SAMMARTINO! Without you there would be no MOJA Radio!
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Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood…the ULTIMATE Jazzy Jamband!

There are a few sub-genres or movements that have come along that help define what MOJA (our brand of MOdern JAzz) is really all about and one is the movement I call “The Jazzy Jambands!” Back in the day when rock bands like The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers Band took their songs on long, improvised journeys and in essence incorporated jazz elements, the stage was set for what became a major part of what we call MOJA…jambands…and especially those who set out primarily to make jazz.  If you’d like to hear some just listen five times each week to the newest feature on MOJA Radio, ATTACK OF THE JAZZY JAMBANDS! You can hear it at NOON East/9 AM West every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, plus twice on Sunday at NOON Eastern/9 AM Pacific and Midnight EAST/9 PM West as part of the Sunday Specials.  Following The Dead & The Allmans came Phish then grunge from Seattle.  At the same time American Acid Jazz artists like Karl Denson & Robert Walter started attracting the same fans. Those fans began to follow Galactic and other new artists from NOLA, Medeski, Martin & Wood, John Scofield and the great artists of the North West like Skerik, and San Francisco-area groove artists like Charlie Hunter & Will Bernard and so many more! It’s jazz mixed with prog rock and punk, funk and groove, heavy metal and alternative rock. The fans of this music don’t need lyrics, they need the groove and you’ll get it all if you join us for ATTACK OF THE JAZZY JAMBANDS five times each week on MOJA Radio!