Devin Gray’s debut disc ranks highly in Jazz Critics’ Poll Reply

Devin Gray

© 2012 Devin Gray Music

The results of the 2012 Rhapsody Jazz Critics’ Poll were announced today, and Devin Gray’s debut disc, Dirigo Rataplan, came in at #3 in the “Best Debut Album” category. One of his teachers, Michael Formanek, appears on the album along with trumpeter Dave Ballou and saxophonist Ellery Eskelin. Gray returns to Baltimore on March 26th, when he’ll perform with the Out of Your Head Collective at Windup Space.

Carol Bartlett (1945-2012) Reply

Carol BartlettChoreographer Carol Bartlett, Peabody Dance artistic director, passed away at her home on Dec. 15 while in hospice care. Born in England, she studied there and in Switzerland before moving to California, where she taught and founded her own company. Since 1988, she was the backbone and inspirational leader of the Peabody Preparatory’s Dance Department, planning, teaching, and serving as chief choreographer for its productions. Services are private. A public celebration of her life will take place on Sunday, April 7, at 7:30 pm in Peabody’s Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.