Did you know that our website has a radio player feature? This month, we pay tribute to the great city of New Orleans and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival with a NOLA-themed playlist featuring Marsalis Music artists. Go to our homepage and find the radio player button in blue on the right side of the page or visit directly here.
Marsalis Music Artists Honored with JJA Jazz Award Nominations
Each year, members of the Jazz Journalist Association recognize the best jazz musicians, recordings, journalism, and presentation with their JJA Jazz Award nominees. Members vote and then present the winners at an Awards gala in an effort we greatly appreciate to recognize music and people that are often overlooked by other “best of” lists and awards show.
The Marsalis Music roster nominations include:
Branford Marsalis Soprano Saxophonist of the Year
Miguel Zenón Alto Saxophonist of the Year
Miguel Zenón’sAlma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook Record of the Year
A.G. Quintero-Rivera’s Liner Notes for Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook Best Liner Notes of the Year (read them here)
Get a taste of Four MFsPlayin’ Tunes
NOW AVAILABLE: Get an iTunes exclusive three track EP from the Branford Marsalis Quartet featuring tracks from Four MFsPlayin’ Tunes. Available on vinyl now, the full-length album will be available digitally and on compact disc August 7, 2012. If you purchase the EP now via iTunes, you will be eligible to use the Complete My Album feature in August to get the rest of the album at a prorated cost. GET IT HERE today.
Download Card Clarification
First, a big heartfelt thank you to those of you who recently purchased a copy of Four MFsPlayin’ Tunes on vinyl. Secondly, sorry for any inconvenience you may have experienced when trying to register for a digital download of the album using the code included on your download card enclosed with the album. This is the correct url for registering: http://promo.11spot.com/MarsalisQuartet/4MFs. Enter your email address and download code and you will receive an email on August 7 with a link to download the entire album.
Vinyl Photo Contest is still on
Thanks to those of you who have sent us photos of your Record Store Day adventures. Our photo contest continues until May 18, so please post photos of you or a friend purchasing the Four MFsPlayin’ Tunes vinyl at your favorite local record store to our Facebook page or to Twitter using #BMQPhotoContest. Please be sure to email info [at] marsalismusic [dot] com with your contact info if you’d like to be entered to win a tour poster signed by the band.
Branford Marsalis Classical Performances in May
Branford will be performing Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition with the Westchester Philharmonic and Glazunov’s Concerto for Saxophone on May 19 & 20 in Purchase, New York. More info here.