February 24, 2006 03:54:30 GMT
With three nominations each, My Morning Jacket, moe., Benevento/Russo Duo, John Medeski, Mike Gordon and the North Mississippi Allstars lead the field
Jammy Awards, which honor improvisational music across all genres, will have its 6th annual celebration April 20th later this year at New York's Theater at Madison Square Garden. Some artists being nominated for the prestigious awards are My Morning Jacket, moe., Benevento-Russo Duo, John Medeski, Mike Gordon and the North Mississippi Allstars.
As of My Morning Jacket, the music group is up for Studio Album Of The Year for "Z", Song Of The Year for "Off the Record" and Live Performance Of The Year for a November 11, 2005 show in San Francisco. moe. also is one among the leading nominees which scores nominations for Archival Release Of The Year ("Warts and All, Vol. 4"), Show Of The Year (February 10, 2005, in New York) and Tour Of The Year.
Benevento/Russo Duo, in addition, is nominated for Studio Album ("Best Reason To Buy the Sun"), Song ("Becky") and Tour Of The Year with Gordon. Any other nominees include Widespread Panic, Ryan Adams, Grace Potter, and the The Allman Brothers Band, each of which gets two nominations. Check the full list of the 2006 Jammy Awards nominees at http://www.jammys.com/.