Voices at Large

Concord's IJA Nominees

04 JUN 08 NICK PHILLIPS

Concord Music Group artists scored big with International Jazz Awards nominations. Congratulations to all those that have been nominated for the inaugural International Jazz Awards. (And, wow, there sure are a lot of them.)

The nominees -- which were reportedly selected by a 200-person nominating committee and based on SoundScan's top jazz sellers -- represent jazz in some 24 categories including Contemporary, Traditional, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, and Fusion. The IJA awards ceremony is scheduled to take place in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday, June 29th.

And (drum roll, please) the Concord Music Group nominees are...

Contemporary: Outstanding Performance In A Vocal (Male)
Curtis Stigers - Real Emotional
Kurt Elling - Nightmoves

Contemporary: Outstanding Performance In A Vocal (Female)
Nancy Wilson - Turned To Blue
Tierney Sutton - On The Other Side

Contemporary: Outstanding Performance In A Duo Or Group/Instrumental
Najee - Rising Sun

Traditional: Outstanding Performance In A Vocal (Male)
Kurt Elling - Nightmoves

Traditional: Outstanding Performance In A Vocal (Female)
Tierney Sutton Band - On The Other Side

Brazilian: Outstanding Performance In A Vocal (Female)
Karrin Allyson - Imagina: Songs Of Brasil

Latin & Afro-Cuban: Outstanding Performance In A Vocal (Male)
Poncho Sanchez - Raise Your Hand

Fusion: Outstanding Performance In A Duo Or Group/Instrumental
Michael Brecker - Pilgrimage
Victor Wooten - Palmystery

New Artist: Outstanding Performance Of A New Artist - Vocal/ Duo Or Group/Instrumental (US)
Jessy J - Tequila Moon

Outstanding Song Of The Year
Norman Brown - Stay With Me, "Stay With Me" Brian McKnight
Poncho Sanchez - Raise Your Hand, "Raise Your Hand" - Poncho Sanchez

Outstanding Performance In A Holiday Album
Boney James - Christmas Present

Outstanding Motion Picture Soundtrack
Babel - Gustavo Santaolalla
Good Night, And Good Luck - Dianne Reeves

Outstanding Performance Of A New Artist In Duo Or Group/Instrumental In Hip-Hop Jazz
Christian Scott - Anthem

Once again, congratulations to all of the Concord Music Group nominees. For more information about the International Jazz Awards, visit InternationalJazzAwards.com.

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