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SESAC Honors Music Greats at 4th Annual Jazz Awards Luncheon (2008)

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(Left to right): SESAC’s Linda Lorence Critelli (VP, Writer/Publisher Relations), Robert Glasper and SESAC’s Trevor Gale (VP, Writer/Publisher Relations) share a moment during the awards festivities.
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Lauren Kinham of acclaimed group New York Voices entertains the crowd with a stunning performance of “As We Live And Breath.”
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(Left to right): SESAC’s Linda Lorence Critelli (VP, Writer/Publisher Relations) bestows an award on Lauren Kinhan of New York Voices and her husband and SESAC staffer, Rob Marcus.
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(Left to right): SESAC’s Trevor Gale (VP, Writer Publisher Relations) congratulates Michael Blake for his jazz award for his contribution to the Slow Poke project.

New York: SESAC, the nation’s fastest growing performing rights organization, honored its affiliated composers in the jazz genre today with the Fourth Annual Jazz Awards Luncheon. The event, held at New York’s legendary Tavern on the Green, honors the Top 10 jazz albums of 2007.

The audience, which included SESAC-affiliated composers and publishers as well as industry executives and press also enjoyed a stunning improvised selection by jazz pianist Robert Glasper from his award-winning release, In My Element and a special performance by Lauren Kinhan of New York Voices on “As We Live And Breathe”. Both Glasper and Kinhan were honorees at this year’s awards ceremony.

SESAC Jazz Award Winners – 2008

Tom Harrell
Tom Harrell Music
Album: Light On
Recorded by: Tom Harrell
Kate McGarry
Pavitra Music
Album: The Target
Recorded by: Kate McGarry

Keith Ganz
Tripniplicus Music
For his contribution the album: The Target
Recorded By Kate McGarry

Lauren Kinhan
Best of Kin
For her contribution to the album: A Day Like This
Recorded by: The New York Voices

Ilhan Ersahin
Tatu Music
“ Thinking About You”
Recorded by: Norah Jones

Matt Wilson
Grainfed Music
Album: The Scenic Route
Recorded by: Matt Wilson

Marc Nelson
Lyric Masters 911
“All Through The Christmas Night”
Recorded by: Brian Culbertson

Robert Glasper
I’m a Jazzy Guy Music
Album: In My Element
Recorded by: Robert Glasper

Bill O’Connell
O’Connell Music
For the contribution to the album: Come Fly With Me
Recorded by: Dave Valentin

Russell Gunn
East Boogie Music
Album: Russell Gunn Plays Miles
Recorded by: Russell Gunn

Scott Colley
Scott Colley Music
Album: Architect Of The Silent Moment
Recorded by: Scott Colley

Michael Blake
Baby Tank
For the contribution to the album: At Home
Recorded by: Slow Poke