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Lambert Heads Cornish-Connected Grammy Nominees

Lambert Heads Cornish-Connected Grammy Nominees

: Mary Lambert, courtesy of the artist. Photo by Debora Spencer.

The Grammys tap Mary Lambert (MU ’11) and Cornish grad, visiting faculty and clinicians as nominees for this year’s awards.

Cornish offers its congratulations to recent graduate Mary Lambert (MU’11) for her Grammy nomination for “Song of the Year” for Same Love and for “Album of the Year” as a featured performer on The Heist, both with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.  Also nominated and receiving Cornish congratulations were jazz musicians who have taught at the College this past year, Darcy James Argue and John Hollenbeck, and Alan Ferber, who will be a featured clinician in March. Mary tweeted her response to the nomination: “DID I JUST GET NOMINATED FOR SONG OF THE YEAR FOR THE GRAMMYS. DID THIS JUST HAPPEN DID THIS REAL I CANT EVEN I’M NOT EVEN”

Lambert was featured in an article in the 2013 edition of Cornish’s InSight magazine (page 8).

The official nomination of Same Love for “Song of the Year” reads as follows: Same Love; Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert). Macklemore & Ryan Lewis LLC, label; publishers: Macklemore Publishing/Ryan Lewis Publishing. Same Love was a single from the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis album The Heist, which was nominated for “Best Album.”

Same Love faces stiff competition for the award. Also up for “Song of the Year” is Just Give Me A Reason by Pink, Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars, Roar by Katy Perry, and Royals by Lorde.

The going is also tough in the “Album of the Year” category. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk and Red by Taylor Swift will garner a lot of attention, along with nominees The Blessed Unrest by Sara Bareilles, and Good Kid, M.A.A.D City by Kendrick Lamar.

Sharing the spotlight on the nomination of Same Love and The Heist is Cornish grad Josh Rawlings (MU ‘05). Rawlings plays piano on the album. “I still can’t believe I’m on this record playing on three separate tracks and that it’s nominated for over seven Grammy’s,” writes Rawllings. “I must be dreaming! Just had to share that Cornish has it’s hand in this in several ways.”

Darcy James Argue and Alan Ferber are in Grammy competition for “Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album.” Argue, who was in residence here at Cornish this fall, was nominated with Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society for Brooklyn Babylon on New Amsterdam Records. Ferber, who is up for March Sublime on Sunnyside Records, will be a featured clinician at the upcoming Seattle Jazz Experience March 14-15, 2014.

John Hollenbeck, who taught at Cornish this past summer, was nominated in the “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)” for The Moon’s A Harsh Mistress, included in the album Songs I Like A Lot on the Sunnyside label.


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