9/2/2015 - Fan-funded recording submissions for ArtistShare artists Maria Schneider, Alex Skolnick, Koppel+Colley+Blade Collective, Doug Beavers and Requinte Trio.

Submission includes recording from the groundbreaking BlueNote/ArtistShare® partner label for Gil Evans Project.

This year we submitted nine new fan-funded recordings for consideration in the 58th Grammy Awards. In the past decade, ArtistShare recordings have received nine Grammy Awards and eighteen Grammy nominations. ArtistShare made history in 2005 when Maria Schneider’s Concert in The Garden, received a Grammy for Best Large Ensemble Album, making it the first recording to win a Grammy Award without being available in traditional retail stores.

This year, ArtistShare released a number of historic firsts; the first live Gil Evans Project album, Lines of Color, metal guitar legend Alex Skolnick’s first fan-funded world music collaboration featuring twenty-seven musicians from around the globe, Planetary Coalition, John Clayton’s collaboration with the late Hank Jones on The Parlor Series Vol. II, and the Maria Schneider Orchestra’s first studio recording in eight years, The Thompson Fields. Doug Beavers, The Requinte Trio (featuring Janis Siegel, Nanny Assis, and John di Martino), and the Koppel+Colley+Blade Collective have also released their first ArtistShare recordings this year.

ArtistShare connects fans and artists through unique shared experiences. In 2008 Maria Schneider even invited one of her ArtistShare Premium Participants, a fan from New York, to attend the Grammy Awards ceremony with her. Fans are an essential part of the artists’ creative processes and his or her success in releasing new recordings. A Grammy Award for an ArtistShare release is not only a celebration of the artists’ achievements, but also a celebration of the fans that become a part of the musical journey.

The BlueNote/ ArtistShare label is a partnership forged by ArtistShare Founder and CEO, Brian Camelio, the late Chairmen Emeritus of Blue Note Records Bruce Lundvall, and current President of Blue Note Records, Don Was. Blue Note/ArtistShare is the first collaboration between a crowdfunding model and a major label. Bruce Lundvall referred to the collaboration as “key component in the future of the music business”. Brian Camelio says, “The BlueNote/ArtistShare partnership is groundbreaking, as it is the first partnership between a major label and a crowdfunding platform. I would love to see our newest release, Lines of Color [Gil Evans Project], receive the recognition that it deserves”

BlueNote/ArtistShare and ArtistShare have submitted the following records for consideration:

Lines of Color – Gil Evans Project?
Submitted for the following:
Large Ensemble Album
Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella (How High The Moon)
Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals (Can’t We Talk It Over)
Instrumental Composition (Gypsy Jump)
Improvised Jazz Solo (Mat Jodrell-Davenport Blues)

The Thompson Fields – Maria Schneider Orchestra

Submitted for the following:
Album of the Year Improvised Jazz Solo (Steven Wilson – Nimbus)
Improvised Jazz Solo (Greg Gisbert – The Monarch and the Milkweed)
Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Instrumental Composition (The Thompson Fields)
Recording Package
Engineered Album, Non- Classical

Planetary Coalition – Alex Skolnick

Submitted for the following:
Improvised Jazz Solo (Alex Skolnick – Playa La Ropa)
World Music Album
Instrumental Composition (Salto)
Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals (Alla La K’e)

The Parlor Series Vol. 2 – John Clayton and Hank Jones
Submitted for the following:
Best Historical Album

Koppel + Colley + Blade Collective – Koppel Colley Blade Collective

Submitted for the following:
Jazz Instrumental Album
Improvised Jazz Solo (Brian Blade – Guinea)
Instrumental Composition (The Fade)
Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella (Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair)

Titanes del Trombón – Doug Beavers

Submitted for the following:
Album of the Year Latin Jazz Album
Arrangement, Instrumental or A cappella (Folhas Secas)
Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals (Esa Mujer)
Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Honey & Air – Requinte Trio
Submitted for the following:
Album of the Year
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Arrangement, Instruments and Vocal (Lembada de Serpente)