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Tag: Cecile McLorin Salvant
The fourth annual edition of the GroundUP Music Festival, which took place at the North Beach Bandshell over the Valentine Day´s weekend, was a smartly curated showcase of creative music (stylistic borders were simply ignored) in a beautiful setting and a relaxed, low-key atmosphere. Nice work if you can get it — and this festival got it, in spades.
Drummer Lawrence “Lo” Leathers, a vital presence in the New York jazz scene who won a Grammy Award for his work with vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, was the victim of an apparent murder on Sunday at his apartment in the Bronx, where he lived with his girlfriend.
Our focus on visual excellence attracted a talented assemblage of contributing writers, illustrators, designers and editors, all of whom helped to mold this publication into what it is today.
Stilwell’s supervision in the areas of artist acquisition and business development has helped build the label into a premier destination for jazz, R&B, gospel, and more.
Trumpeter-bandleader John Daversa, vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant, drummer Steve Gadd and saxophone icon Wayne Shorter were among the big winners in the jazz categories of the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.