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John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble Album Conducted by Le Moyne Jazz Musician Nominated for Grammy

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Composer/drummer John Hollenbeck’s Large Ensemble has been nominated for a second Grammy in the “Best Large Jazz Ensemble” category for his new album “Eternal Interlude.” The conductor of the group is J.C. Sanford, director of jazz studies at Le Moyne College. The group’s first recording, “A Blessing,” was nominated for a Grammy in 2006.


Sanford earned a doctorate in jazz studies at the New England Conservatory. In addition to conducting the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, he has his own New York City-based big band, the Sanford/Schumacher Sound Assembly.


Marc Medwin of Dusted Magazine stated, “Of course, conductor J.C. Sanford’s role is paramount, and he brings these pieces to life. This is one of the most satisfying and continually fascinating large ensemble discs I’ve heard in some time, a real treat from start to finish.”


The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast on Jan. 31, 2010, from the Los Angeles Staples Center.


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posted on: 12/7/2009