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Grammy Nominations for Pair of Douglas Anderson Alumni

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Grammy Nominations for Pair of Douglas Anderson Alumni

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Byline: Charlie Patton

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts alumni Jamison Ross (Class of 2006) and Jahaan Sweet (Class of 2011) have been nominated for Grammy Awards, it was announced last week by The Recording Academy in Los Angeles. Ross was nominated in the category of Best Jazz Vocal Album for his debut album, "Jamison." Sweet was nominated as the producer of "You Should Be Here" by recording artist Kehlani, which was nominated in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category.

Ross is best known as a drummer, having won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2012. But "Jamison," his gospel, soul-tinged nominated recording, showcases his vocal and songwriting skills.


Matthew Phan and Alicia Hou, both students of Mary Lou Wesley Krosnick, were selected the only winners from the state of Florida in the American Protege International Competition for the performance of "Romantic Music." This online contest was open to all instruments and voices from all countries. The competition provides an opportunity for winners to perform in recital at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York.

Matthew Phan is one of only six piano solo winners in the age 5-9 category and will perform his winning piece at Weill Hall on March 19. Alicia Hou performed Franz Liszt's arrangement of the Schumann song "Widmung" at Weill Hall Saturday.


Friday Musicale's 2016 class of Outstanding Young Pianists includes: Zach Yu (7th-8th grade winner); Brenna Rodriguez (9th-10th grade winner); Viann Yu (11th-12th grade winner); Jacob Skiles (honorable mention). They will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, in the Friday Musicale auditorium, 645 Oak St.


Jason Wood will appear in his own adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at WJCT Studio A Soundstage, 100 Festival Park Ave. …

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