If you tuned into The Grammys last night no doubt you saw that Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won a few awards for their album The Heist. Probably not everyone is aware that The Teaching (the Seattle jazz group featuring Josh Rawlings, piano, Evan Flory-Barnes, bass, and Jeremy Jones, drums) are featured on a couple of tracks and were in attendance last night.
Roosevelt High School trumpeter John Otten was selected to participate in the Grammy Band, a nationwide select big band, and was in Los Angeles all week rehearsing and performing. No doubt we will be hearing great things from John in the future.
And finally, Seattle’s Origin Records received a nomination for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for their release Intrada by the Dave Slonaker Big Band. While they did not win, it was Origin’s seventh Grammy nomination.
Congrats to all!