Legendary Portland trumpeter Thara Memory and vocalist Esperanza Spalding won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement with Accompanying Vocalist for the arrangement of City of Roses from Spalding’s recording Radio Music Society.

Those of us in the Northwest know what an impact Thara Memory has had on the Portland and Northwest jazz community. Check out the video above and Spalding’s acknowledgement of Thara Memory influence on her.

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