The 2023 Grammy nominations have been introduced, and The UCLA Herb Alpert Faculty of Music school and alumni are nicely represented. Among the many nominees for Finest Opera Recording is Hearth Shut Up in My Bones. UCLA school member Terence Blanchard composed the music, and a principal soloist on the album is Angel Blue, who earned her grasp’s from UCLA in 2008.
And this yr holds a particular deal with. On Monday, November 21, at 7:00 p.m. Angel Blue will carry out the inaugural Judith L. Smith Voice Recital at Schoenberg Corridor. Free tickets are still available for many who wish to spend a night listening to Angel Blue carry out, however we can’t assure they may final!
Neither Blanchard nor Blue are strangers to the Grammy Awards. Blue gained for Best Opera Recording in 2019 with Porgy and Bess. Terence Blanchard has sixteen nominations and 5 wins. His most up-to-date nomination was in 2021 when his album Absence was nominated for Finest Jazz Instrumental Album and for Finest Improvised Jazz Solo. Blanchard’s final win got here in 2018 when his music “Blut und Bolden (Blood and Soil)” gained for Finest Instrumental Composition.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s recording of Dvořák: Symphonies Nos. 7-9 has been nominated for Finest Orchestral Efficiency. A number of of The UCLA Herb Alpert Faculty of Music’s school play with the LA Phil, together with Boris Allakhverdyan (principal clarinet), Denis Bouriakov (principal flute), Chris Hanulik (principal bass), Varty Manouelian (violin), and James Miller (affiliate principal trombone), and their efficiency beneath Gustav Dudamel’s baton is acknowledged within the nomination.
Wayne Shorter, jazz legend and adjunct professor on the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz within the Faculty of Music, was nominated for greatest improvised Jazz solo. Shorter is a fixture on the Grammys, with 20 nominations and 11 wins, most not too long ago successful Finest Instrumental Jazz Album for Emanon in 2019.
Arturo O’Farrill, affiliate dean for fairness and inclusion in addition to professor of music and international jazz research, was nominated for Finest Latin Jazz Album for his Fandango on the Wall in New York. O’Farrill and his eighteen-piece Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra carried out with musicians from Veracruz, Mexico. The album celebrated a music competition created by Jose Francisco Castillo in 2008 and that was captured within the documentary Fandango at the Wall, directed by Varda Bar-Kar. Seven-time Grammy winner O’Farrill most not too long ago gained Finest Latin Jazz Album in 2021 for 4 Questions.
Congratulations to all school and alumni who earned Grammy nominations in 2023:
Finest Latin Jazz Album – Fandango on the Wall in New York – Arturo O’Farrill (Professor, International Jazz Research and Music) & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra That includes the Congra Patria Son Jarocho Collective
Finest Improvised Jazz Solo – “Endangered Species,” – Wayne Shorter (Adjunct Professor, Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz)
Finest Opera Recording – Hearth Shut Up in My Bones – Terence Blanchard, composer (Professor, International Jazz Research and Music).
Finest Opera Recording – Hearth Shut Up in My Bones – Angel Blue, principal soloist (M.M. 2008).
Our school colleagues within the Los Angeles Philharmonic had been acknowledged by way of the nomination for Finest Orchestral Efficiency for Dvořák: Symphonies Nos. 7-9.
The 2023 GRAMMYs, formally generally known as the sixty fifth GRAMMY Awards, will air dwell on Sunday, Feb. 5, from Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Enviornment, and can be broadcast dwell on the CBS Tv Community and stream dwell and on-demand on Paramount+ at 8-11:30 p.m. ET / 5-8:30 p.m. PT+.
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