Promoting New Mexico artists, engineers and producers.
New Mexico Music Awards wants to thank all of you who came out to our free workshops in October and November. We hope that the information on copyrights, contracts, marketing, recording and mastering helps New Mexico artists, writers and producers get to where they are going. Our thanks also to Ernie Ball and Music Man for their sponsorship, to Roger Hall and Andy Rogulich for their excellent workshops on recording and mastering and to Micky and Patty Patten and the staff of Grandma's Music & Sound for providing the NMMA with a place to hold these workshops. We'll do it all again in the spring. Let us know how we can serve you.
The Eric Larson Endowment Scholarship at the University of New Mexico has presented three scholarships to UNM seniors who have chosen the recorded arts or a related field as their major since its establishment in 2008. The New Mexico Music Awards has raised over $29000.00 toward the endowment .Our next goal is to reach the $100,000.00 in order to be able to provide more substantial scholarships and more scholarships overall. We thank you for your continued support. Please consider a tax deductible gift. Make your checks payable to:
UNM Foundation/Eric Larson Endowment
700 Lomas NE
Two Woodward Center
Albuquerque, NM, 87131
To donate online or for more information, go to ericlarsonendowment.com
2013 New Mexico Music Awards summary
The 2013 New Mexico Music Award program was a stunning success. We had exceptional performances from hONEyhoUSe, who hosted our pre-show reception. Randy Granger, Jazz Brasilerio, Rushingwind & Mucklow, CW Ayon, Transit and the Country Blues Revue all wowed the audience of nearly 300.
We also honored New Mexico Jazz Legend Arlen Asher with the Eric Larson Lifetime Achievement Award and recognized our Eric Larson Endowment Scholarship grantee Sean Trauth. We love seeing our old friends and making new ones each and every year.
Kito Peters, Simon Snaize and David Craigin walked away with the Best CD of the Year Award for Kito Peters "Capital Dreams" while John Wall and hONEyhoUSe captured the Norman Petty Producer's Award for the hONEhoUSe CD "Medicine Lodge". The Tribute Trio won for Best Jazz CD for their project "Dedications Volume II" and Liv Lombardi took home the awards for Best Pop CD for her "Self-Medicate" CD. 2013 Native American Music Award winners Rushingwind & Mucklow and the Native Rock band Saving Damsels also won awards on Sunday. You can find a complete list of winners here or by going to the winners section of the website. .
Also honored were those in the music community who passed away during the past year including drummer James Magnarella, Mariachi master Roberto "Don Roberto" Martinez, Singer/Songwriter Jennifer Robin, "Mr. Saxaphone" John Kilpatrick, Santa Fe songwriter, J. Elle and 2009 Eric Larson Lifetime Achievement Award winner Lewie Wickham.
We've created a new page on Facebook for live performance. Search Live Music New Mexico on Facebook and like us and you'll be able to announce your live gigs anytime for free.
New Mexico Jazz Workshop’s adult education programs for fall and winter are under way. For more information and to register, visit The New Mexico Jazz Workshop website at nmjazz.org.