Downbeat Critics Poll 2011, Trumpeter of the Year

Posted by: admin on July 5, 2011 @ 4:11 pm
Filed under: Brass Ecstasy, Dave Douglas (News), Indigo Trio (Updates), Nicole Mitchell (Updates), Press

Congrats to Dave for being back on top of the Critics Poll as Trumpeter of the Year.

Kudos to the critics for naming Nicole Mitchell as both the Rising Star and Flutist of the Year.

A high-five to Luis Bonilla and Nasheet Waits (both members of Brass Ecstasy) for being cast as the Rising Star Trombonist and Drummer, respectively.

And a round of applause to all the other winners, list-makers, and critics. You can view the list of winners at the Downbeat website. The full list of finalists will appear in the upcoming issue.

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Nicole gets her flutes

Posted by: admin on October 19, 2010 @ 8:00 am
Filed under: Chicago News, Indigo Trio (Updates), Nicole Mitchell (Updates)

In a note written on her Facebook page, Nicole goes through a great story of how the situation of her stolen flutes has been resolved. In brief…

On Thursday afternoon, the day before my tour began, a box arrived to my house from Powell Flutes with a new silver flute inside. Powell has agreed on an ENDORSEMENT and offered a nice discount for a piccolo and flute. Mike Reed (I must call him “HERO”) paid the remaining balance on the instruments. Just hours before I had to left for my concerts in Prague, Brest, Barcelona and Madrid, I now have this beautiful instrument to play on.

But you should read the whole thing. If you aren’t friends on Facebook, you can check it over at the Margasak’s Post No Bills.

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Chi-town Jazz Festival 2010

Posted by: admin on September 3, 2010 @ 8:09 am
Filed under: Chicago News, Events, Nicole Mitchell (Updates)

For those in, around, or coming through our fine city of Chicago this weekend for Jazzfest, check out the Chicago Reader’s festival guide (and the perfect weather forecast). Some great artists and groups passing through this year. But be particularly excited about Nicole Mitchell…

via ChicagoReader: This year’s artist in residence is Chicago flutist, composer, and bandleader Nicole Mitchell, current president of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. She performs four times: on Thursday she’ll duet with mercurial pianist Anthony Davis, on Saturday she’ll lead her bold new quartet, Sonic Projections, and on Friday and Sunday she’ll premiere new large-scale compositions with her Black Earth Orchestra and Black Earth Ensemble, respectively.

Full list of performers and times here.

Gonna be fun for the ears.

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Nicole Mitchell wins JJA

Posted by: admin on June 16, 2010 @ 11:24 am
Filed under: Indigo Trio (Updates), Nicole Mitchell (Updates)

Congrats to Nicole Mitchell for winning the JJA for Flutist of the Year.

The full list of noms and winners here.

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Indigo Trio European Tour

Posted by: admin on November 11, 2009 @ 2:46 pm
Filed under: Events, Greenleaf Music News, Indigo Trio (Updates), Nicole Mitchell (Updates)
Indigo Trio Tour

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Chicago Creative Music Workshop

Posted by: admin on August 3, 2009 @ 12:51 pm
Filed under: Chicago News, Education, Music, Nicole Mitchell (Updates)
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For those of us here in Chicago and for those planning to attend this years Chicago Jazz Fest, The Jazz Institute of Chicago has teamed up with the Chicago Jazz Festival to bring what looks to be a stellar workshop to our fine city. Faculty will include Roscoe Mitchell, William Parker, Nicole Mitchell, Michael Zerang, Ellen Waterman, Renee Baker and David Boykin. Going to be a great workshop no doubt.

Here’s a link to the CCMW website where you can get more info and fill out the application.

When: September 2nd – 3rd
Cost: $150 – General Public, $100 – Students

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Downbeat Critics Poll 2009

Posted by: admin on July 31, 2009 @ 11:30 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Donny McCaslin (News), Indigo Trio (Updates), Nicole Mitchell (Updates)

This just in, and on newstands everywhere:

That’s 10 years in a row for DD, so doesn’t that make him the Trumpeter of the Decade? Kidding. Glad for the continued recognition. Also, it’s 2 years in a row for Donny in the Rising Star category, and 3 years in a row for Nicole — we hope they both keep rising.

Congrats to all the winners and honorably mentioned.