Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category


The Lemonade Weekend 2.0, including the First Annual Citrus Music Awards event and the Motortown Hollywood Revue, is taking place in Hollywood, CA March 27-30, 2014. Over four days of fun, sub, food, wine and friends, nearly ONE HUNDRED artists from around the world will come together to perform Contemporary Jazz music, and all for a good cause: to benefit School Music Programs, and help create the NEXT generation of great musicians and performing artists. Featuring artists like Paul Brown, Darren Rahn, Chuck Loeb, Chieli Minucci, Lao Tizer, Chris Standring, Bob Baldwin, and dozens more, the Lemonade Weekend is going to be THE Contemporary Jazz event of 2014.

Sponsors include SOLAR RADIO, and JAZZRADIO.COM and many of the most prominent Contemporary Jazz Internet Radio stations and presenters, Don’t miss this event!

The Jazz & Classics Division of Concord Music Group has been honored with four GRAMMY® Awards. Winners were announced by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) at the 54th Annual GRAMMY® Awards on Sunday, February 12, 2012, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. All nominations were for albums released from October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011.

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
500 Miles High
Chick Corea, soloist
Track from: Forever (Corea, Clarke & White)
[Concord Records]

Best Jazz Vocal Album
The Mosaic Project
Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists
[Concord Jazz]

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Corea, Clarke & White
[Concord Records]

Best Instrumental Arrangement
Rhapsody In Blue
Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
Track from: That’s How We Roll
[Telarc International]

Concord Music Group’s legendary family of labels includes Concord Records, Concord Jazz, Fantasy, Stax, Milestone, Riverside, Specialty, Telarc, Peak, Heads Up, Prestige and most recent acquisition, famed American roots label Rounder Records.



The 2011 Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards will be presented after all! The Seabreeze Jazz Festival in Panama City Beach, Florida, has come to the rescue.

Mark and Renee Carter, who produce the Seabreeze Festival, are coordinating exactly when and how winners will be announced and the Oasis Awards will be presented. The Festival runs April 13th through the 17th.

The custom-made statuettes have logged some miles. “The actual Oasis Award trophies were already engraved and on a UPS truck headed to San Diego when we had to cancel the event. We retrieved the Awards and began looking for an appropriate way to present them. When Jeffrey Wolfe contacted us on behalf of the Seabreeze Festival, we were elated. Seabreeze is a premiere event deserving of the Awards”, said Oasis co-producer Larry Seacat.

The list of winners has been a carefully held secret. “We have had numerous requests from media outlets and even a few artists asking about the winners list”, said Oasis co-producer Bill Paddock, “but only my partner and I and Mark and Renee have that information”.

Over 10,000 votes were cast for the 19 Oasis Award categories during the online voting throughout February.

The 2011 Oasis Awards were originally scheduled to be announced and presented in San Diego on Saturday, March 12, as part of an extensive four day event. Organizer Bill Paddock orinally launched the Oasis Awards, then called Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards, in 2000 and continued in 2001 with a SOLD OUT show at the Chicago Theater in Chicago, Illinois. Paddock sold his interest in the Awards after the 2001 show and the new owners produced a successful show in San Diego in 2002. The Awards had been on hiatus after 2002 until last year when Paddock and Seacat decided to re-launch in 2011. Paddock explained “We had great interest from all over the United States and around the world. That just didn’t translate to ticket sales. We had great publicity and support. Our mistake was planning too much and not getting the word out more clearly. Our post-cancellation feedback showed us that our message was not clearly understood”. “We do want to thank our friends in the industry and especially the artists who have sent words of support in the past month”, added Paddock. “And special thanks to Mark and Renee Carter and Jeffrey Wolfe. Once again, the good people of jazz have come through!”.

Details will be forthcoming from the Seabreeze Jazz Festival.


This open letter is to find at the website of the promoter:

We began the Oasis Awards in 2000 (work started in 1999) when there were many naysayers. We were told repeatedly that the Awards concept just wouldn’t work in “Smooth Jazz”. It worked. And in 2001, we sold out the Chicago Theater for a second round of awards.

Fast forward to 2011 and we regrouped and planned the best Jazz event yet with some sixteen events over four days to take place in a city known for jazz fans and close to so many of the artists.

We advertised extensively on radio, online and in magazines. We got generous support from the San Diego newspaper. We signed the biggest names in the business, almost 50 of them, and planned two exciting shows. And it fell flat. We sold barely 200 VIP Tickets and less than 50 individual tickets over a four month period.

Fellow fans, Radio has left us. CDs don’t sell like they used to. But the music is still great. The artists are the most engaging in the world. And the fans are the most responsive – usually. Folks, don’t desert this music.

We have cancelled the Oasis Awards due to the dismal sales. Next time there is a concert in your area, I hope to see you there.

To the great people who were FOR the effort, we say thank you. To the volunteers who helped us over the past ten months, we are truly indebted. To everyone who was truly part of the team, you’re the greatest.

It’s about the music.

We are disappointed to announce that the Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards shows have been cancelled by the promoter. The CJazz JAZZ FOR CANCER show on the aircraft carrier Midway will still be held as it was a stand-alone event.

Please contact the Oasis Awards directly for ticket refunds. Neither, Humphrey’s or the artists will be able to assist you in this regard.

The Promoter comments:

I want to thank the artists and fans who have sent words of encouragement. They know we tried very hard to do what had never been done before. The public just didn’t respond. Barely 200 tickets were sold. We thought when we went to Ticketmaster that sales would take off. Unfortunately, Ticketmaster only sold 37 additional tickets.

Nick Colionne comments:

Well the Oasis awards are cancelled. But you know what I say to all my friends who were nominated. You are all winners and I am sorry that the fans who voted did not get a chance to see you honored. But, as I said you are all winners in my book because you are some of the best people I have had a chance to meet and jam with.

Oasis Jazz Awards Official After Party
New Music Night

Sponsored by

Thursday March 10, 2011
Humphreys Backstage
San Diego CA

Slim Man
Joey Sommerville
Cindy Bradley
Will Donato
Olivia Duhon
Andre Delano
Tony Exum Jr

G.A. Tickets $25 Until March 1/$35 at Door
V.I.P. Seats $30 until March 1/$40 at Door

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Yes, you read correctly. That is the title of The New Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards. The voting for these awards already ended at 18th February. Now we have to await the result. The Canadian Smoothies Awards is honoured to be hosting performances by the following:

2011 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Larry Carlton
Mindi Abair
Paul Brown
Michael Dunston
Leyland Gordon
Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
Warren Hill

Dave Koz
Lisa McClowry & Jim Peterik
Steve Oliver
Alexander Zonjic

Tickets for the Canadian Smoothies can be purchased at The Mississauga Living Arts Centre, 905-306-6000 or buy online at – on sale now and going fast!