On Monday, April 28, 2014, Grammy Winner Thara Memory is honored by the national Jazz Journalists Association (JJA), in collaboration with members of the Portland jazz community. The JJA has selected him as a 2014 "Jazz Hero." JJA member, Mr. Lynn Darroch will present the award to Thara. The ceremony will take place just before the Regina Carter concert at Jimmy Mak’s.
The JJA is a non-profit professional organization of some 300 jazz writers, photographers, broadcasters, “new media” professionals, associates and supporters, mostly in the U.S. and Canada. The “Jazz Hero” awards are an outgrowth of what we used to call our “A Team -- activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz.”
For More Information: LYNN DARROCH: 503-548-8383 RICHARD DONIN: 503-702-7073
THARA MEMORY TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS HONORARY DOCTRATE!
SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM
AGGANIS ARENA, BOSTON UNIVERSITY 925 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA
On Saturday, May 10, 2014, Berklee College of Music president Roger H. Brown will present Thara
Memory, Jimmy Page, Geri Allen, and Valerie Simpson, with honorary doctor of music degrees at
Berklee's commencement ceremony at the 7,000-seat Agganis Arena at Boston University.
For More Information: NICK BALKIN, Berklee College: 617-747-2247
Thara Memory and Esperanza Spalding have won the Grammy for "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists" for the song City of Roses.
Chronicle is Thara Memory's latest album featuring guest artists Israel Annoh, Stan Bock,
Skip Elliot Bowman, Daniel Brewster, Renato Caranto, Marilyn Keller, Stevie Ray Mays, Warren Rand,
Janice Scroggins, and many others
You can purchase your copy of "Chronicle" online
at CD Baby or at Music Millenium