Thursday, December 6, 2012

Center Jazz Series Artists in Grammy Race

Pat Metheny © Jimmy Katz
Ahmad Jamal
Two performers from this year's Jazz Series have been nominated for Grammy® Awards in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category. Pat Metheny, who received a nomination for Unity, performed in Segerstrom Hall on September 28. Ahmad Jamal, up for his Blue Moon album, performed in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on November 24. 

Other artists nominated this year who have also appeared in the Center's Jazz Series include Chick Corea, Brad Mehldau, Kurt Elling, Esperanza Spalding and Arturo Sandoval.

Upcoming performances in the series include Ninety Miles, with Stefon Harris, Nicholas Payton, David Sánchez, Edward Simon, Luques Curtis, Henry Cole and Maracio Herera on December 14 and 15 and Monterey Jazz Festival 55th Anniversary Concert, featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Ambrose Akinmusire, Chris Potter, Benny Green and Lewis Nash. 

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