[JPL] 2008 ASCAP FOUNDATION YOUNG JAZZ COMPOSER AWARD RECIPIENTSANNOUNCED

EdBride at aol.com EdBride at aol.com
Thu Feb 7 12:10:04 EST 2008


 
This is terrific, but why do we have to wait until the fourth paragraph to  
learn who the winners are? From the standpoint of a publicist, someone has to  
say, "What's the news here?" And it's the winners, duh, not the history of the 
 program.
 
To have a quote from the president ahead of the names of the winners is  just 
a little narcissistic, isn't it?
 
Ed
 

2008  ASCAP FOUNDATION YOUNG JAZZ COMPOSER AWARD  RECIPIENTS
ANNOUNCED

Honorees to Be Recognized at ASCAP Jazz Wall of  Fame
Ceremonies on June 17 in NYC

New York, NY, February 7,  2008:  ASCAP Foundation President Marilyn
Bergman has announced the  recipients of the 2008 ASCAP Foundation Young
Jazz Composer Awards.   This program, established in 2002, was created to
encourage gifted jazz  composers from throughout the United States.  The
recipients, who  range in age from 14 to 29, are selected through a juried
national  competition.  They receive cash awards, and will be recognized at
the  annual ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame ceremony on June 17, 2008, which will
be  held in The Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at  Lincoln
Center on Broadway at 60th Street, New York City.

Commenting  on the awards, Marilyn Bergman said, "The young jazz creators
recognized  through this program represent the future of this uniquely
American art  form.  We congratulate the recipients and extend thanks to  the

dedicated panel of ASCAP composers who selected the  honorees."

The Young Jazz Composer Awards are in their third year of  sponsorship by
Gibson Foundation, the philanthropic arm of musical giant  Gibson Guitar
Corp.
The Gibson Foundation supports The ASCAP Foundation  Young Jazz Composer
Awards in fulfillment of its commitment to educational  excellence through
music and the arts.

This year's ASCAP Foundation  Young Jazz Composer Award recipients, ages
18-29,  are: 


 



**************Biggest Grammy Award surprises of all time on AOL Music.     
(http://music.aol.com/grammys/pictures/never-won-a-grammy?NCID=aolcmp003000000025
48)


More information about the jazzproglist mailing list