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Published: 1/13/2016

SESAC Hosts Annual Jazz Awards at Harlem’s Famed Minton’s Playhouse

Jim Brickman, Robert Glasper and Cassandra Wilson were among the honorees when SESAC held its 9th Annual Jazz Awards Luncheon January 12 at the famed Harlem nightclub, Minton’s Playhouse. The event, recognizing affiliated composers in the jazz genre, paid tribute to the Top 10 jazz albums of the past year. 

Brickman’s Soothe, Volume 1: Music To Quiet Your Mind & Soothe Your World, Glasper’s Covered: The Robert Glasper Trio Recorded Live at Capitol Studios and Wilson’s Come Forth By Day were among the critically-acclaimed releases recognized during the SESAC Jazz Luncheon.

“The Jazz Awards is one of my favorite SESAC events because we have the opportunity to recognize the brilliant creativity from our own jazz composers and artists who work so hard year after year,” said Linda Lorence Critelli, Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations. “I am immensely proud to work with these fine musicians, as well as to call many of them my friends and I salute them for their excellence.”

In addition to recognizing top albums, the event also featured a riveting performance from revered jazz pianist Orrin Evans who also picked up a performance award at the luncheon.


The genre’s top artists, songwriters and publishers were among those attending the event, which was hosted by Critelli and Trevor Gale, Senior Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations.

SESAC Jazz Award Recipients
 
Joe Alterman
Joe Alterman Music
Georgia Sunset
Recorded by Joe Alterman

Bob Baldwin
Funky Onion Publishing
Twenty
Recorded by Bob Baldwin

Bob Baldwin
Funky Onion Publishing
MelloWonder: Songs in the Key of Stevie
Recorded by Bob Baldwin
 
Bruce Barth
Bruce Barth Music
Daybreak
Recorded by Bruce Barth
 
Walter Beasley

Affable Publishing
I’m Back
Recorded by Walter Beasley

Jim Brickman
Bricknotes Music
Soothe, Volume 1: Music To Quiet Your Mind & Soothe Your World
Recorded by Jim Brickman

Otis Brown III
Shades of Brown Publishing
The Thought of You
Recorded by Otis Brown III

Steve Coleman
Goemon Publishing Company
Synovial Joints
Recorded by Steve Coleman & The Council Of Balance

Eric Darius
SagiDarius Music
Retro Forward
Recorded by Eric Darius
 
Gene Ess
SIMP Music
Eternal Monomyth
Recorded by Gene Ess

Orrin Evans
Big Jimmy Music
The Evolution of Oneself
Recorded by Orrin Evans

Orrin Evans
Big Jimmy Music
Liberation Blues
Recorded by Orrin Evans

Nir Felder
saintropel
Golden Age
Recorded by Nir Felder

Robert Glasper
I Am A Jazzy Guy Music
For Contribution to the album
The Thought of You
Recorded by Otis Brown III
 
Robert Glasper
I Am A Jazzy Guy Music
Covered: The Robert Glasper Trio Recorded Live at Capitol Studios
Recorded by The Robert Glasper Trio

Tom Harrell
Tom Harrell Music
Trip
Recorded by Tom Harrell

Vijay Iyer
Multiplicity Music
Mutations
Recorded by Vijay Iyer

Vijay Iyer
Multiplicity Music
Break Stuff
Recorded by Vijay Iyer Trio

Michael League
GUMUK Limited
We Like It Here
Recorded by Snarky Puppy

Michael League
GUMUK Limited
Sylva
Recorded by Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest

Jason Moran
Jamo Publishing
All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller
Recorded by Jason Moran
 
Bill O’Connell
O’Connell Publishing
Imagine
Recorded by Bill O’Connell and the Latin Jazz Allstars

Jeremy Pelt
Peltjazz Publishing
Face Forward, Jeremy
Recorded by Jeremy Pelt

Jeremy Pelt
Peltjazz Publishing
Tales, Musings and other Reveries
Recorded by Jeremy Pelt
 
Cassandra Wilson
Electromagnolia Productions
Come Forth By Day
Recorded by Cassandra Wilson






 
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