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News Brief: Vijay Iyer Wins Greenfield Prize, Portico Maida Vale Session on Gilles Peterson Tonight

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief / @retronius

Congratulations go to Vijay Iyer for winning the 2012 Greenfield Prize worth $30,000 from the Hermitage Artist Retreat. Iyer, the fifth recipient of the prize, will compose a piece for piano and five winds to be presented at La Musica International Chamber Music Festival in Sarasota, Florida, in April 2014. Read more at the Arts Sarasota website.

Also, be sure to check out Portico Quartet’s Maida Vale session on Gilles Peterson show on BBC Radio 1 tonight at 9pm EST. The show remains archived for one week if you happen to miss it, but why would you do that?

Finally, the SFJazz Collective started a new blog: Are You Listening?, in case you feel like adding more to your jazz blogrolls.