This year’s Grammy Awards include four nods for Randy Brecker, an East Hampton resident, veteran jazz, rock, and R&B trumpeter, flugelhorn player, and composer.
Mr. Brecker’s “The Jazz Ballad Song Book,” with the Danish Radio Big Band, was recently nominated for best large jazz ensemble album. The album also received a nomination for best instrumental arrangement, with credit to Peter Jensen. One of its tracks, “All or Nothing at All,” was nominated for best improvised jazz solo.
Last year, Roger Waters showed up at Amagansett's Stephen Talkhouse when G.E. Smith was playing, Nick Kraus, a manager there, said. He missed it, unfortunately, he said, "Pink Floyd was there and I was nearby and had no idea." Anyway, he is surprised that tonight's 8 p.m. show, which will include Taylor Barton, has not yet sold out.
Mr. Kraus also couldn't believe there were still tickets for Xavier Rudd's show on Thursday night, a popular performer he called an "Australian Jack Johnson."