Cecile McLorin Salvant, Wayne Shorter, John Daversa, and Dafnis Prieto Win 2019 Grammy in Jazz

The 61st GRAMMY® Awards announced the 2019 winners in the Jazz categories.  The winners were announced prior to the televised event scheduled for Sunday, February 10th.  Nominations were announced in early December and winners revieled today. From the field of nominations in the Best Improvised Solo category, the winner is: DON’T FENCE ME INJohn Daversa, […]

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Favorites In Jazz For The 61st Annual Grammy Awards

The 61st Annual Grammy® Awards are this Sunday, February 10th. For jazz fans worldwide, it is anyone’s guess as to who will win in the jazz categories. The field of nominations is outstanding. This is JazzBuffalo’s take on favorites in each jazz category. Surely there will be agreements and disagreements. But one thing is clear. […]

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Nancy Wilson, Grammy-Winning Jazz Vocalist, Has Died At The Age Of 81

Nancy Wilson

The Associated Press and other news sources have reported that Grammy-winning jazz and pop singer Nancy Wilson has died.  According to manager Devra Hall Levy, Wilson died peacefully at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park. Her manager Devra Hall Levy stated Wilson died late Thursday night at the age of […]

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The 2019 Grammy Nominations In Jazz Are Announced

The 2019 61st Grammy Nominations have been announced Friday, December 7th and they include those in the Jazz Categories.  There are returning nominees from previous years and some newcomers.  Well-deserved ambitious projects were also recognized.  Nominations include recordings released between Oct. 1, 2017, and Sept. 30, 2018. Notables include Elio Villafranca for Cinqué, which was an […]

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Local Musician Christina Custode Receives Five GRAMMY Award Nominations!

Local musician Christina Custode is one gifted musician with a good story. She is a classically trained pianist, vocalist, composer/arranger and a graduate of the prestigious Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York.  Christina Custode has been recognized locally (Best Female Vocalist, Art Voice 2015 and 2013) for her original music, which transcends jazz, pop, folk, […]

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