Posts Tagged: Mingus Big Band

Esperanza Spalding Wins “Best New Artist” With Stunning Grammy Upset; Orchard Artists Take Home 3 Other Trophies

With all due respect to Arcade Fire, the 53rd Grammy Awards’ most surprising moment came when prodigiously talented but relatively unknown jazz singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding beat out  Drake, Florence & The Machine, Mumford & Sons, and Justin freaking Bieber in the “Best New Artist” category. (Bieber nation was NOT amused).  Jazz lovers might… Read more »

Orchard Artists Win 8 Nominations At The 2011 Grammys

We’re pleased to announce that the following Orchard-distrubuted artists and albums have been nominated for 2011 Grammys: Acclaimed neo-soul singer Bilal, was nominated  for  “Best Urban/Alternative Performance” for the song “Little One from his third album, Airtight’s Revenge (“[a] dynamite album — one that could take a decade to be fully processed,” Allmusic). Released in… Read more »