Matthew Whitaker Signs to Unlimited Myles

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17-year old prodigy, Matthew Whitaker signs to Unlimited Myles.  In his very short career the pianist and organist has already appeared on several television shows, including the TODAY Show, Ellen!, Harry Connick, Jr. and Live at the Apollo.  His music draws on everyone from Stevie Wonder to Oscar Peterson to Dr. Lonnie Smith.

Congratulations to Vijay Iyer

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With great pride, we congratulate Vijay Iyer, named the 66th Annual DownBeat Magazine Critics' Poll Artist of the Year - for the fourth time this decade!

Other notable wins in the 2018 Critics' Poll include the Vijay Iyer Sextet, named Group of the Year, and ECM for Label of the Year - and also producer Manfred Eicher, named Producer of the Year in part for his work on the 2017 Vijay Iyer Sextet studio album "Far From Over."

Congratulations to all DownBeat Magazine Critics' Poll winners!

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Just the Right Time for a ‘Nondenominational Leader’ in Music
— The New York Times

Congratulations to Stefon Harris


We are thrilled to announce that educator, musician and entrepreneur Stefon Harris has been named a recipient of the 2018 Doris Duke Artist Awards. One of the most prestigious programs in the arts, “the Doris Duke Artist Awards invest in exemplary individual artists in contemporary dance, jazz, theater and related interdisciplinary work who have demonstrated their artistic vitality and commitment to their field.”  

Stefon joins 6 artists from various disciplines including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Regina Carter, Michelle Dorrance, (dance), Murial Miguel (theater) Okwui Okpokwasili (dance), Rosalba Rolan (theater).

When you see him perform you feel like he’s just flying across the vibraphone”
— Yosvany Terry
It frees artists to be artists by providing them with a financial security to take risks and to make great work”
— Doris Duke Charitable Foundation President Edward P. Henry