Thursday, November 29, 2012

News+Happenings: November 29, 2012

Highlights Include:  
  • Robert Glasper interviews Blue Note labelmate José James on his highly-anticipated album No Beginning, No End
  • Two major losses for the jazz world, post-bop drummer Pete La Roca and young prodigy Austin Peralta both passed away last week.
  • Congratulations to Danilo Perez who was designated an UNESCO Artist for Peace!
  • Arturo Sandoval snagged a Latin Grammy Award for "Best Latin Jazz Album" for his tribute to mentor Dizzy Gillespie titled Dear Diz
  • Esperanza Spalding, Tony Bennett and Robert Glasper all took home awards in the jazz categories at the Soul Train Music Awards.
  • When in doubt, always remember... Keep Calm and Jazz On.

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