April is Jazz Appreciation Month
Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) is a time to celebrate the unique qualities of America’s art form, the talents of jazz legends, the joy music can bring to its audiences, and whatever jazz means to you. JAM culminates with International Jazz Day on April 30 featuring an exciting line-up of jazz all-stars from around the globe celebrating in style at an outdoors concert in Osaka, Japan.
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Miguel Zenón and Alma Adentro receive nods from the JJA
The Jazz Journalists Association announced their nominations for the 2012 JJA Jazz Awards today, winners to be announced at the June 20 awards party at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York. The nominations recognize Miguel Zenón’s 2011 release Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook in several ways.
Miguel is nominated for Alto Saxophonist of the Year, Alma Adentro is nominated for Record of the Year, and the album’s liner notes written by A.G. Quintero-Rivera (available online here) were nominated for Best Liner Notes of the Year.
Congrats to Miguel!