Don Was, Blue Note Records To Receive PPL Lifetime Achievement Award At Jazz FM Awards

first_imgRecord executive, producer, and musician Don Was has been named a co-recipient of the “PPL Lifetime Achievement Award” at this year’s Jazz FM Awards, to take place at the Shoreditch Town Hall in London on April 30th.Was, who just finished up his second tour with Bob Weir and Wolf Bros band, is also the CEO of Blue Note Records. The legendary record company is also named as a recipient in the special recognition. Throughout his long and successful career, Was has helped produce albums for artists including Carly Simon, Bonnie Raitt, Iggy Pop, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Brian Wilson, and John Mayer. His work on The Rolling Stones’ 2016 blues cover album, Blue & Lonesome, would go on to win a Grammy award for “Best Traditional Blues Album.”Related: Bob Weir And Wolf Bros Debut “Desolation Row”, “Black Muddy River” In Tour Finale “Jazz is what inspired me to become a musician many years ago, and it is incredibly rewarding and humbling to serve as the caretaker for this historic and hugely important label,” Was said in a statement to Billboard about the honor. “It’s a responsibility I welcome and one that I take very seriously. This honour is especially meaningful coming from Jazz FM, who not only keeps the jazz legacy alive but carries the torch forward by recognizing and supporting the great jazz that is being created today.”PPL CEO Peter Leathem also added, “For five decades, Don has written, performed and produced some of the most well-known music in the jazz and blues genres. His leadership of the iconic Blue Note Records label, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, has demonstrated that Don’s passion for jazz remains. It is a pleasure to award him – and Blue Note Records.”Was, along with Bob Weir and Wolf Bros, may have wrapped their 2019 winter tour, but fans can still catch the trio when they play night one of Beachlife Festival in Redondo Beach, CA on May 3rd. Fans can visit the event website for ticket options.[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

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Pitch Awards Organizers, Super Eagles  Commiserate with Ituah-Ighodalo

first_imgOrganizers of the Nigeria Pitch Awards, Super Eagles Players and members of the Nigerian football community have expressed shock and deep sadness at the sudden and untimely passing of Ibidun Elizabeth Ituah-Ighodalo (Nee Ajayi), wife of Pastor Ituah Ighodalo and former Miss Lux. The Ituah Ighodalo and Olaleye Ajayi families said they were ‘deeply saddened to announce the sudden loss of our beloved wife and daughter, Mrs. Ibidunmi Ituah-Ighodalo who passed away in the early hours of the day’, in a statement released on Twitter, a social media platform yesterday. Media reports stated that Mrs. Ituah-Ighodalo died in the early hours of Sunday 14 June 2020 at her hotel room in Port Harcourt, Rivers State where she had travelled to on a work-related trip. In a short video clip which went viral on the net, Pastor Ituah, while officiating at a funeral earlier on Sunday said ‘2 O’ Clock this morning, I received a call which shattered my life’ in obvious refence to the death of his beautiful wife. In a statement released in Abuja late on Sunday, Shina Philips, President of the Nigeria Pitch Awards, said ‘I am still in deep shock. I am a personal friend of the Pastor Ituah Ighodalo’s family and besides Pastor’s engagement with the Nigeria Pitch Awards, he has been my friend, my brother and a pastor to me.’ Loading…center_img ‘He has travelled with the Pitch Award crew to venues of our award ceremonies across Nigeria. Mrs. Ighodalo through Pastor Ituah has offered to avail us the use of her event centre and services more than once but the award ceremony hasn’t been hosted in Lagos yet’. Philips said. ‘Pastor Ituah’s presence’ Philips continued, ‘has always been a big boost to the morals of the Super Eagles players at the Organizers’ press conferences and award ceremonies. During this time, he has encouraged the members of the Super Eagles and other winners of the awards.’ ‘The Super Eagles team members and Nigeria Football Federation officials are indeed deeply saddened by this great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they mourn the death and irreparable loss of their brave, beautiful, industrious and God-fearing wife and daughter.’ read also:COVID-19: 7th Edition of Nigeria Pitch Awards Will Hold, Says Shina Philips Pastor Ituah Ighodalo is the Managing Partner of SIAO Partners, the accounting firm which coordinates the entire voting process of the Nigeria Pitch Awards. He has travelled with the crew to host Super Eagles Players, Nigeria Football Federation officials, Ex-internationals, and football stakeholders at the annual award ceremony of the Nigeria Pitch Awards. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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