Let's Create The Jazz Network Worldwide Award Show!!

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Let's Create The Jazz Network Worldwide Award Show!!

I'm sick and tired of seeing that Jazz doesn't get its due at the Grammy's, It's time we all come together and have a strong voice... Who's with me?

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Comment by MILTON E. RUSS II / NANTAMBU on February 17, 2009 at 3:12am
LETS GET BUSY WITH INPUT TO HAVE JAZZ UP THERE WERE IT BELONGS AT THE AWARDS !!
I AM JAZZ
GOD BLESS AND MY PEACE
MILTON
Comment by J. Tarika Lewis on February 16, 2009 at 9:55pm
Jazz Grammy...beautiful...this is a good time to start...the bay area is rich with dedicated jazz musicians...Doug Edwards, Avotcha and Greg Bridges have Jazz programming on KPFA 94.1 FM...they interview, give away tickets to concerts and support local musicians
Comment by Darron E Moore on February 16, 2009 at 8:48pm
what is going on with our jazz radio stations?
Comment by Anna Fisher on February 16, 2009 at 8:30pm
Yes, I agree with Christopher Morse, that we need to start our own night off Awards similar to the Latin Grammys.
Perhaps, finding appropriate commercial sponsorship is the main issue.
Comment by Martin Clay on February 16, 2009 at 6:59pm
The Canadian Smoothjazz Awards are coming up on, April 24th....http://www.smoothjazznow.com/csja_nominees.htm
Comment by Randall Willis on February 16, 2009 at 1:29pm
I like Christopher's idea-let's have a ceremony exactly like the CMA's, perhaps hosted by one of the more popular cable channels.

Anywhooo, count me in and let me know what I can do from my neck of the woods(Los Angeles).
Comment by Christopher Morse on February 16, 2009 at 1:12pm
I've just joined and read all of the 89 comments in this very lively discussion. And I agree with the consensus that this is a wonderful idea--or, I should say, group of ideas. There seem to be many differing views on what "Lets create the Jazz Grammies" really means. Does it mean creating and web-casting a separate award ceremony akin to (Dare I say it?) the Country Music Awards, only with much better music and a lot less money behind it? Does it mean persuading NARAS to present jazz awards and performances during the televised portion of their ceremony and giving Jazz recordings more consideration in such non-genre-specific categories as Album of the Year? Does it mean Web-casting and adding performances the currently un-televised award presentations? Does it mean lobbying NARAS to produce a separate, televised ceremony just for jazz? All of the above?

Any ideas about which of these approaches is most achievable, how it would be organized, or, if money is required, where it would come from?
Comment by Marci on February 16, 2009 at 12:27pm
Great idea! Anna's right but Jazz still should be brought to the forefront. I'm in, keep me posted on how I can help.
Comment by Max Bennett on February 16, 2009 at 11:13am
The Grammy's is like the "Old Gray Mare". She ain't what she used to be!!! m

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Comment by Duo Session or Group Session Quintet on February 16, 2009 at 10:59am
WOW, very nice!!!! ;D

Lovely jazz greetings from Finland

Tuija and Tapsa
 

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