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June 04, 2013
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Best of Show __________________________
Jamie Ousley, A Sea of Voices, acoustic music, is soulful and soothing with surprises here and there. Intended as a not-for-profit album to benefit the environment, the album features Ousley’s own compositions and a few others you wouldn’t expect on a jazz compilation. Ousley is a professor of jazz bass at Florida International University in Miami and tours internationally with a trio that joins him on most of the tracks on the album. He has performed for heads of state including Bill Clinton and King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain. Ousley performs on double bass, Joe Davidian and Gabriel Saientz on the piano, Austin McMahon plays drums, Carlomagno Araya handles percussion, and Nanami Morikawa provides vocals. LINK
•Entry may be any genre, full album or individual songs.
•Songs in other than English must include written lyrics
•The entry fee for the first judging category entered is $50 US. Each additional category added is $25.
4. Submit your music on a CD, or write on your entry form where we can listen to your music online.
•Written comments describing your entry and press kits are invited.
Awards of Excellence __________________________________________________________________________
Alan Williams, The Documentary Collection, original score, is one in more than a decade-long list of award-winning compositions. His Amazon IMAX film score received an Oscar nomination. His soaring Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa score won the Accolade Competition’s Best of Show honors. This album, a double CD set, has 53 tracks of his best composed and conducted documentary music. LINK Chai-Lun Singing Studio, 24 Italian Songs & Arias, male vocalist, Chai-Lun Yueh, baritone soloist, educator, musical director, Grammy award nominee, is a professor at Trinity College, Hartford, and Wesleyan University, Middletown. Most of all Yueh still keeps doing what he loves - singing. A graduate with highest honor from the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, Yueh has performed in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. LINK Gatwitch Records – Emmanuel Jal (Canada), We Want Peace, music video, by Emmanuel Jal featuring Alicia Keys, George Clooney and Peter Gabriel. Jal is a South Sudanese musician and former child soldier. As well as a world recognized Hip-Hop artist, Jal is a humanitarian advocate for social justice and human rights. The upbeat feel of this music video brings a sense of appreciation and entertainment to the importance of peace and security. LINK Jochen Schild (Germany), Vittoria, sound editing/sound mixing, represents elegant crafting of sound in a recording. Sound editing, mixing, sequencing and programing by multi-talented Jochen Schild who additionally gets credits for arrangements, music, lyrics and plays the piano in the recording. The recording is pop-classical crossover. Vocals by Jean Mario Perotto, Pamela Fuderer and Alexander Lachner. Performed with Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg Orchestra. LINK Kenny Seymour, Talking with the Taxman about Poetry, original score, uplifts an indie dramatic film and is filled with poetic flow. His career as composer, songwriter, arranger, producer and singer spans digital music, performing arts, motion pictures, television and Broadway. He has appeared on the Arsenio Hall Show, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and performances on MTV, VH1 and The Box. LINK Rita D'Arcangelo (Italy), Allegro Con Brio, instrumental performance solo, is currently principal flute at the Filharmonia Gorzowska in Poland. Prior to this she won the international competition to be a member of the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra in Japan playing more than 300 concerts in the most prestigious Concert Halls of Japan. This brilliant artist performs using a 14K all gold Nagahara Flute. LINK Winifred Phillips, Assassin's Creed III Liberation, video game music, has been described as “superb” by GameZone and “killer music” by MTV Multiplayer. The soundtrack is composed of 26 tracks totaling 68 minutes of music. Phillips is a two-time winner of the Hollywood Music in Media Award. She was the composer for the award-winning Radio Tales series for National Public Radio. LINK
Awards of Merit ______________________________________________________________________________
Angelo Talocci (Italy), Report 51, soundtrack motion picture and television; and The One Dollar Movie, soundtrack motion picture and television, is part of a repertoire of 1,700 pieces composed in his career. Other original film and television scores produced in 2012 include music for Alberto Il Grande, Dai Nostri Inviati Mostra del Cinema di Venezia, and Apollineum. LINK Christian Sagile, Emirates Airlines: The Brand Theme, listener impact: motivational/inspirational, was created to branded signature sound for the airlines. It is the official boarding music used during on-board flights and in commercials, on-hold music, ringtones, mobile applications, live events and in digital media. It has a pop driven feel and modern, energized flavor. LINK Emory University - Richard Prior, Hymn for Nations United, composition and symphonic music, was originally premiered in The Hague, Netherlands, as commissioned by AMIS. Following his debut at Westminster Abbey, Richard Prior’s music has been performed and broadcast throughout Europe and North America. He holds two university conducting chairs, including one at Emory University. LINK Gatwitch Records - Emmanuel Jal (Canada), We Want Peace, song, is intended to raise awareness about the fundamental principles of justice, conflict resolution, equality and peace. Through his music, Jal counts on the unity of the citizens to overcome ethnic and religious division and motivate the youth, especially in the Sudan. LINK Jamie Ousley, A Sea of Voices, acoustic instrumental within a group, double bass, named Best South Florida Jazz Musician by Boca Life Magazine, has played with jazz legends such as Benny Golson, George Shearing and James Moody. Back Home, a prior release, was named Best South Florida Jazz Release by the Palm Beach Post. LINK Jeff Broadbent, Planet Side 2: Original Game Soundtrack, video game music, is a Hollywood Music in Media Award nominated artist whose passion for music and sound has found expression in the score of this blockbuster video game. Broadbent’s stirring and dynamic music features a collection of orchestral, choral, ethnic, atmospheric, and unique synthetic elements. LINK Jochen Schild (Germany), Wings to Fly, production, song with composition by Schild and lyrics by Schild and Jean Mario Perotto. Sound editing, sound mixing, production by multi-talented Jochen Schild who additionally gets credits for playing the piano on the recording. The song is a pop-classical crossover. LINK Laurie Ann Haus, Anna's Theme - Assassination Games, female vocalist; and Night Song - World of Warcraft, breakthrough artist, has a flexible voice in both tone and range and has become a highly sought after vocalist for television, film and video game soundtracks. She is creator and lead vocalist for the band, Todesbonden, signed to German record label Prophecy Productions. LINK Neal Acree, Assassination Games Soundtrack, soundtrack motion picture and television, the work of Acree alone; and World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, video game music, is the work of Acree and fellow artists Russell Brower, Sam Cardon, Edo Guidotti and Jeremy Soule. All extremely talented composers and musician, their music has sweeping and bold sounds. LINK Robert Neustadt & Chuck Cheesman, Border Songs: A Collection of Music and Spoken Word to benefit No More Deaths/No Más Muertes, album, is a compilation to benefit the Southern Arizona humanitarian group, No More Deaths. The album is intended to raise awareness about the deaths of undocumented immigrants who cross into the United States seeking work. It is a double album featuring works in English and Spanish including Calexico, Dúo Guardabarranco, Eliza Gilkyson, Lilo González, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Amos Lee, Joel Rafael, Tom Russell, Pete Seeger, Sweet Honey in the Rock and many others. LINK Simply Grand Music, Inc. – Ciera Ouellette, Bad Feelings, female vocalist, is a single that reflects Ouellette’s love of singing that comes from deep inside. Born in a little town in Texarkana, she comes by her love of country music naturally. A newcomer to country music, Ouellette has a sound that may strike a favorable chord in country music lovers. LINK Summertime Music (Canada), Johnny Summers - Piano Sessions Vol. 1, male vocalist and listener impact: entertainment value, is a Calgary based Jazz singer, trumpet player, composer and arranger. He directs Calgary Jazz Orchestra which he founded in 2004. He hand-picked 16 of the best jazz artists for the 17 piece orchestra he leads with his trumpet. LINK
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