Posted by on November 27, 2017 12:00 pm
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North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Department of Music assistant professor Lenora Helm Hammonds are on the preliminary ballot for the 60th Grammy Awards.  The ballot is the first stage in a two-part voting process.

Recordings selected to be nominated for a Grammy Award are determined by the votes cast in this first round of voting, which ended on October 29. 

The NCCU Vocal Jazz Ensemble, which is comprised of a group of NCCU students, is included in the first-round ballot for Best Jazz Vocal Album for its 2017 release “Take Note.” Ira Wiggins, Ph.D., director of NCCU’s Jazz Studies Program and Helm Hammonds produced songs on the album which features covers by famed jazz artists including Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis and original songs from the Vocal Jazz Ensemble and vocalist Eve Cornelious.

NCCU Vocal Jazz Ensemble Makes Grammy Awards Ballot

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  1. DuWarn Porter October 7th, 2014 at 8:20 am

    This is awesome, similar to and Small Business Develoment Center (SBDC). Economic development in particularly minority small business development should be the foundation of all HBCU’s. Mosto f the HBCU’s are in the low income communities so it is the responsibility of the higher educational institutions to foster that development.