You can start the week in music this night at 6 p.m. by tuning in the 21st annual Latin Grammy Awards on Univision. Artists with multiple nominations include Anuel AA, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Camilo, Karol G, Kany García, Josh Gudwin, Colin Leonard, Jon Leone, Richi López, Ozuna, Alejandro “Sky” Ramírez, Residente, Julio Reyes Copello, Rosalía, Marco Masis “Tainy” and Carlos Vives.

After that you can break out the December issue of DownBeat to ponder the list of the magazine’s “85th Annual “Readers Poll” for players who have a Mile High connection.

This time around you can find the great singer Dianne Reeves and the superb rising star multi-instrumentalist (on alto, soprano and flute) Tia Fuller, along with Hammond B-3 man Pat Bianchi, guitarist Bill Frisell and bassist Derrick Hodge. After that, you can take a look at the National Endowment for the Arts list of recently named 2021 Jazz Masters. That list includes musicians: Massachusetts born drummer/producer Terri Lyne Carrington; Philadelphia born drummer and youngest of the three Heath brothers Albert “Tootie” Heath (and also the third to become a Jazz Master); saxophonist and Pulitzer Prize winning composer Henry Threadgill; and writer/historian Phil Schaap.

The concert honoring the 2021 will come from San Francisco on April 22, 2021 via Univision. For added details, take a look at National Endowment for the Arts.

As a producer, Carrington has a connection to Reeves trough the singer’s Grammy Award winning album Beautiful Life and to multi-instrumentalist Tia Fuller as the producer of her Grammy nominated disc Diamond Girl.

In terms of live music, Nocturne is scheduled to have Canadian-born drummer and current Greeley, Colorado resident Bobby Wiens on stage at 6:30 and 8:30 pm celebrating his newest CD, Talking Drum. On Saturday at Dazzle, it’s trombonist Stafford Hunter with his band Continuum on stage at 3 pm.

Please check in on venue’s websites for information before you venture out. Please stay safe.

Norman Provizer
Jazz Notes 11-19-2010

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