Mr. Ray by Debra Hurd
This is an original oil painting by Debra Hurd, a successful professional artist whose paintings are collected internationally. This painting is gallerywrapped and 1.5" thick. You don't have to frame but you can if you like. Price is 699 plus 35 shipping.
Esperanza Spalding is Named Jazz Artist of the Year for 2011 in Downbeat Reader's Poll
The Readers of DownBeat Magazine voted Esperanza Spalding Jazz Artist of the Year for 2011. The results were published on DownBeat's online site, and will be featured in the December 31st print issue. It is the first time a woman has ever been accorded this honor. In August, Esperanza was also named top Rising Star for Electric Bass in the DownBeat Critic's Poll. She was also named top Rising Star for Acoustic Bassist in the 2010 Critic's Poll. DownBeat online states: "Esperanza Spalding is…