My Morning Jacket, moe., Benevento/Russo Duo Lead Nominations For Sixth Annual Jammys
All-Star Concert To Include Performances By moe., Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, Guster, Joe Satriani, Richie Havens, Savion Glover, Baaba Maal, Peter Frampton, Blues Traveler, Many More

February 23, 2006 My Morning Jacket, moe. and the Benevento/Russo Duo lead the nominations for the 6th Annual Jammys awards to be handed out April 20th at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. This year's Jammys kicks off the inaugural Green Apple Music and Arts Festival, the biggest Earth Day celebration in the country.

My Morning Jacket secured nominations in the studio album of the year (Z), song of the year ("Off the Record") and live performance of the year categories (San Francisco, 11/11/05). moe. is nominated for the archival release of the year (Warts and All, Volume 4), tour of the year (for their summer trek with the Allman Brothers Band) and show of the year trophies (Tsunami Relief Benefit, New York, 2/10/05). The Benevento/Russo Duo is up for studio album (Best Reason to Buy the Sun), song ("Becky") and tour of the year honors (their December trek with Phish's Mike Gordon).

Keyboardist John Medeski, ex-Phish bassist Mike Gordon and the North Mississippi Allstars are nominated in three categories apiece for their work in various projects, while Widespread Panic, Ryan Adams, Grace Potter, New Monsoon, and the Allman Brothers Band all garnered two nominations each. For a complete list of nominees, visit www.jammys.com.

Confirmed performers for this year's awards show and all-star concert include moe., Little Feat, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, guitar hero Joe Satriani, jam giants Blues Traveler, '70s arena rocker Peter Frampton, folk icon Richie Havens, African star Baaba Maal, as well as The Mutaytor, McCoy Tyner, Savion Glover, Mad Professor, Angelique Kidjo, Steve Kimock, Stephen Perkinsof Jane's Addiction, Bettye LaVette, Guster, Martin Sexton, and DJ Logic. More names will be announced in coming weeks.

Critically acclaimed for creating once-in-a-lifetime collaborations between the likes of Sinead O¹Connor and Burning Spear, John Mayer and Buddy Guy and Travis Tritt with the Disco Biscuits, this year's event will include a special tribute to music pioneer Frank Zappa featuring Dweezil Zappa and Napoleon Murphy Brock and specials guests. Zappa will be posthumously presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Produced by Relix Magazine, Jambands.com, and Peter Shapiro, the Sixth Annual Jammys awards show and all-star concert will kick off the four-day Green Apple Music & Arts Festival. Over the following three days, New York's top music rooms, including Carnegie Hall, Irving Plaza, The Blue Note, B.B. King's, Nokia Theater, The Bitter End, The Bowery Ballroom and The Knitting Factory, will host renowned artists spanning the musical spectrum.

Founded as an alternative to mainstream award shows, The Jammys is a celebration of the best in live improvisational music performance that pairs the brightest lights on the burgeoning jam music scene with stars from the pop, rock, reggae, gospel and jazz realms. Over five years, The Jammys has become one of New York City's premiere annual live music events and one of the top grassroots music events in the world, hosting countless historic, once-in-a-lifetime musical moments, and drawing international acclaim for pairing the stars of the improvisational music scene with leading artists from across the musical spectrum.

In between performances, nine Jammys trophies will be handed out in categories voted on by fans, while a Lifetime Achievement award will be given out at the end of the night. In years past, Lifetime Achievement trophies have been bestowed upon B.B. King, The Meters, the Grateful Dead, Steve Winwood and Buddy Guy.

Fans can vote for the year's best album, song, DVD, download, new artist, tour, live show and archival release of the year at www.jammys.com.

More than 25 of New York's premiere music venues, including Carnegie Hall, Irving Plaza, The Blue Note, B.B. King's, Nokia Theater, The Bitter End, The Bowery Ballroom and The Knitting Factory, will host renowned artists spanning the musical spectrum. The four-day event will be held April 20th-23rd throughout New York City, and is being held in conjunction with Earth Day New York, a nonprofit organization. Produced by Peter Shapiro and Relix Magazine, The Green Apple Music & Arts Festival is dedicated to raising the visibility and awareness of Earth Day.

Peter Shapiro, co-creator of The Jammys and co-chief of Ideal Entertainment, is the former owner and operator of the influential and respected downtown rock club the Wetlands Preserve. Shapiro is a celebrated filmmaker whose credits include the critically acclaimed IMAX concert film All Access and Chick Corea's Rendezvous in New York DVD box set. He is currently developing a series of 3D IMAX films on leading subjects in the music and sporting worlds.

Founded in 1974, Relix magazine has for over three decades been one of the most trusted and respected music magazines in the United States. Relix is known as the bible of improvisational rock music while also covering everything from folk and blues to reggae, world beat and electronic music. With a readership of 300,000, Relix is a trusted voice for the passionate live music fan.


[Published on: 2/24/06]

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pharndog Thu 2/23/2006 04:48PM
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Can't believe Railraod Earth (Elko) didn't even make Live Album of the Year on the ballot. I love the concept of the Jammy's, my choices just seemed way limited.

Ja389 starstarstarstar Thu 2/23/2006 04:59PM
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anyone know how much the tickets will be?

jahrome17 star Thu 2/23/2006 05:46PM
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lame lineup, lame nominations...worst jammys ever

iang2k Thu 2/23/2006 06:39PM
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no way, good nominations man!
I am psyched for the Duo, I love those guys, have seen them about a half dozen times, I really hope they get album of the year. I was listening to it today, and its killer. Though I am worried MMJ will get it.

assafjaffe starstarstarstar Thu 2/23/2006 09:10PM
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jahrome, why must you be a hater. Not interested, don't go, but please dont waste your negativity on us, save it up maybe you can trade it in later for valuable prizes. The Allmans, North Miss Allstars, Ryan Adam (brilliant songwriter), Bela Flek, MOE, The Duo, Widespread, My Morning Jacket, all these bands have worked very hard and I personally am proud of all of them, even the bands who I don't totally go in for. So summing up in refernce to your post: Lame attitutude, lame vibe, worst post today.

jiudice starstarstarstar Thu 2/23/2006 10:43PM
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The Steve Kimock Band doesn't get nominated for tour of the year?? WHA?? Touring with Robert Walters, Rodney Holmes and Reed Mathis doesn't even get you on the ballot?? Somethin' stinks! Relix must be involved...

Justandy starstarstar Fri 2/24/2006 12:27AM
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Would be cool... gonna be in Bisco on 420 though.......

ELSUTT starstar Fri 2/24/2006 05:02AM
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"Presented by Saturn"...since when has Saturn been such a playa in the jam scene??!!??

Death Cube K star Fri 2/24/2006 07:31AM
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Death Cube K

You won't see me there

tube_pendous Fri 2/24/2006 09:02AM
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i'm pretty disappointed by the nominations . . . i felt there were many other live performances at vegoose that far out-shined phil's . . . lame nominations for best live performance. i'm not even a big panic fan yet feel their halloween show should have been on the list before phil.

jdog27 Fri 2/24/2006 09:20AM
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i assume the rre elko and yonders mtn track vol. 4 will be on next years ballot, as they were released in 2006. if that aint ture than this whole thing is a joke.

stinkd Fri 2/24/2006 09:40AM
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Howz about Phil N Freinds for Best Tour! The N.Y.C. run was spectacular! And Best Show? Well obviously Bisco when the arrived in Denver was killer, it was the first time they had stepped foot in Colorado in a while and they tore the roof off the motha! And hey, maybe the "Best show" category can stretch to Jamcruise because the Les Claypool late night pool-deck-tripped-out-extraveganza was out of control amazing! It is hard to come up with a "best show of the year", but it sure is fun to go to the jammy's, I aint' never been before but I will have to wait till next year once again because I will be in Iran on april 20th. Traveling and Music go hand in hand.. And please- no negativity on the computer, it is better to act negative in person rather than writing in an open forum.

julievanam starstarstar Fri 2/24/2006 09:42AM
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What happened to the Mimi Fishman Memorial Community Service Award? On Earth Day, of all days, it seems appropriate to honor so many in our community who do so much. How about Everyone Orchestra for the numerous environmental and other benefits they've played, Warren Haynes for his Habitat for Humanity benefit, Michael Franti for playing to the Clean Vibes crew on Jamcruise and the numerous other causes he supports, HBRSB and Aphrodesia for touring in veggie oil buses, etc, etc...

dannymo star Fri 2/24/2006 09:53AM
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Lame! not a fair representation of the scene and Relix sucks

HGMN Fri 2/24/2006 10:04AM
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To Pharndog. Nominations were for the 2005 calendar year. Elko was released in January 2006 so it can't show up until next year's ballot.
My pick for Live album of the year:
New Monsoon- Live at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival

phhil starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/24/2006 10:45AM
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it would be an honor to be here. i could only imagine how pricey the tickets are though. joe satraini? he needs to join up with claypool and take the world by storm. flecktones, always a pleasure. kimock, one of my personal favorites, blues traveler, wow. how could anyone say lame lineup? they probably just miss panic, it's ok don't cry they shall return

porter starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/24/2006 11:31AM
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jwilllll Fri 2/24/2006 12:02PM
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How about a taper of the year catagory? Those guys are the lifeblood of the scene.

chaps2597 starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/24/2006 01:25PM
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Pharnin, I think that your choice, even though it came out in 2006 is wonderful!.... Call me sometime!!!!! ;):)

mpwrian Fri 2/24/2006 01:30PM
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Anyone seen any scheduling details for the Green Apple Fest?

phisherdie starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/25/2006 03:54PM
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serious love for the bay area! especially for such an east coast focused event...TLG for song of the year!!! but of course. plus new monsoon for live album and ten mile tide for new groove. they should do a 2nd show here in sf...

outsticker starstarstar Sun 2/26/2006 08:20AM
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How are "New Grooves" determined... Green Lemon has been rockin' it in Fort Collins for 5+ years now, and Xavier Rudd played his first US show a couple years ago but has been in Australia for years prior...

lonegnomes Sun 2/26/2006 10:57AM
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tour of year is easy - Big Summer Classic, heady traveling circus like only sci can bring with almost never only one band on stage at same time (ymsb with drummers galore!) and all six bands on stage for final encore(at least last two shows); hopefully cheese does a similar tour this summer

M0Er0N starstarstarstar Sun 2/26/2006 04:32PM
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BANDS TO CONFIRM..... GREEN APPLE SHOWS...... 4-20 blues traveler late night @ Rothko ... 4-21 bela fleck @ bb kings 4-21 particle w/ mad professor @Bowery Ballroom.... 4-21 toots and the maytals @nokia theater......4-21 toubab krewe @ coda....4-21 bill frisellb band @ village vangard...4-21 guster @ Hiro Ballroom.......4-22 perpetual groove @ knitting factory... 4-22 u melt @ lions den... 4-22 deep banna blackout@rocks off boat crusie.... 4-22 the slip @ coda ... 4-22 little feet @bb kings .. 4-22 kaki king@ carnegie hall (zankell hall).....4-22 pat martino .. iridium jazz club... 4-22 bella fleck @ irving plazza.....4-23max creek with zentricksters @ rocks off boat crusie.... more to come

gesenhues Tue 2/28/2006 11:06AM
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Who cares about the "Scammy Awards"--they're all in bed together-the record distributors, the promotors, the awards, the web-site---What has this scene become-let's have a pat ourselves on the back festival for creating a commercial environment that proports to be so different from the "conventional" music scene, while we bank on the cash of our young conformist fans. What a bunch of tools.

happyhourhero43 starstarstarstar Mon 3/13/2006 08:18AM
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Totally not a lame lineup. moe., Peter Framptom, Steve Kimmock, Bela Fleck. Thats a sick lineup. Nominations could be a little better, but the show itself will rock.

vincenza starstarstarstar Fri 3/24/2006 07:54PM
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If u people truly love music and the community along with it u all would stop bashing the line up and just listen. Any ticket info or is this a closed venue any info would be appreciated.

hornjason15 Sat 7/21/2007 03:57PM
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please let me know at jh604@nyu.edu