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Al Gomes and A. Michelle of Big Noise were hired by superagent and manager
Joe D'Ambrosio to ran the successful publicity campaign that won his client, engineer and mixer Jay Newland, the Grammy Award for
Best Jazz Vocal Album for his work on
Gregory Porter's CD 'Liquid Spirit.'

Al and A. Michelle also spread the word for all of Joe's 56th Grammy Award nominees and legendary producers, engineers and mixers including Tony Visconti, Frank Filipetti, Lawrence Manchester, and Eric Robinson for their work on CDs by Dionne Warwick,
David Bowie, Motown the Musical, and
Taylor Swift. Al and A. Michelle met Joe at the 52nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

- Watch Gregory's Acceptance Speech -

LA Times story on Grammy win

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The Nominees and Winners

Gregory Porter
Jazz vocalist and songwriter Gregory Porter was born was raised in Bakersfield, California where his mother was a minister. His debut album, 'Water,' released in 2010 was nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards and his sophomore album, 'Be Good,' garnered critical acclaim for both his distinctive singing and compositions. The title track was also nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. Gregory was signed by Blue Note Records in May 2013, and his third album, 'Liquid Spirit,' became his highest-charting album to date. His Grammy Award win, along with enginner and mixer Jay Newland, capped his most successful year as a recording artist.

Dionne Warwick
Legendary pop icon, five-time Grammy Award winner, and the muse of the beloved Burt Bacharach and Hal David songwriting team. Dionne Warwick ranks among the 40 biggest hit makers of the entire rock era from 1955-2012, based on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Charts. Dionne is second only to Aretha Franklin as the most-charted female vocalist of all-time with 56 of Dionne's singles making the Billboard Hot 100 between 1962 and 1998. These are singles that are also a part of our life soundtrack: 'I Say a Little Prayer,' 'Walk On By,' 'Alfie,' 'Then Came You,' and 'That's What Friends Are For.' Dionne's newest release 'Now' celebrates her 50 years as a solo recording artist and features new interpretations of her classics. She was nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. 'Now' was engineered by Lawrence Manchester and mixed by Frank Filipetti, her fellow nominees. Al Gomes and A. Michelle are co-producing Dionne's newest single.

David Bowie
A true musical legend in every sense of the word. One of the most influential recording artists of all-time. With David Bowie's string of one amazing single after another - 'Changes,' 'Young Americans,' 'Let's Dance,' and 'Under Pressure' with Queen - he has been a major figure in the world of popular music for over four decades, and is renowned as a true musical innovator. He has sold an estimated 140 million albums. Long presumed to have retired after 2003's 'Reality' tour, David gave his fans a gleeful surprise on his 66th birthday with the release of the album 'The Next Day,' his first collection of new material in a decade. He secretly worked on this album for two years with longtime collaborator and fellow nominee, producer Tony Visconti. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, David's biggest sales week ever. 'The Next Day' was nominated for Best Rock Album and the single 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)' was nominated for Best Rock Performance. David has received 10 career Grammy nominations.

Motown the Musical
The legendary Motown label literally changed the world, breaking down color barriers and giving the '60s a much needed calm and a chance to rejoice, and has been in our collective musical DNA since 1959. So many hits came from this record factory that critics started referring to them as the 'the weekly miracles from Motown.' The musical's story revolves around the early days of the label and is based on founder Berry Gordy's autobiography. Motown the Musical premiered on Broadway on April 15, 2013. It received four Tony Award nominations. On a personal note, the musical contains two songs near and dear to us. 'I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)' was the #1 single on the day that Al Gomes' love Connie Marie Watrous was born. And when Al was nine years old, he and his friends poured ten nickels into a jukebox and pushed the button ten times to hear 'ABC' by The Jackson 5, which, by the ninth play prompted the hotdog chef to pull the jukebox's plug out of the wall and tell the kids calmly to 'g-e-t o-u-t.' Even then, Al was lovingly obsessed with the sound of Motown and their almighty 45 rpm singles. 'Motown the Musical' was nominated for Best Musical Theater Album, and was produced, engineered and mixed by Frank Filipetti.

Taylor Swift
'Red' is the fourth studio album by singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released in October 2012 as the follow-up to her commercially successful third studio album, 'Speak Now.' With 'Red' spending its sixth week atop the Billboard 200, Taylor has become the first artist since The Beatles 43 years earlier to log six weeks atop Billboard 200 with three consecutive studio albums. As of today, the album had sold over 4 million copies in the US alone. 'Red' was nominated for Album of the Year and was engineered by Eric Robinson. This was Taylor's second nomination for Album of the Year at the Grammys, following her 2010 win with 'Fearless.' Al Gomes and A. Michelle were honored to be at the Grammys that very night to see Taylor win. She is the third woman behind Barbra Streisand and Bonnie Raitt to receive an Album of the Year nomination after already previously winning.

Jay Newland wins 9th Grammy Award

Music Producer/Mixer Jay Newland won his 9th Grammy Award at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards for recording and mixing the Best Jazz Vocal Album - Gregory Porter's Liquid Spirit (Blue Note).

When asked how he felt about winning his ninth Grammy Award, the soft-spoken Jay remarked, 'When we're lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with great artists such as this, we have the possibility of making something special. This was one of those special occurrences!'

Jay is best known for producing and mixing Norah Jones' Grammy-winning Record Of The Year 'Don't Know Why' from her debut album, 'Come Away With Me.' The CD has sold over 22 million copies worldwide. He went on to record and mix her second CD, 2004's 'Feels Like Home,' which sold more than 11 million copies worldwide.

Jay Newland's GrammyAward wins include:
• 2014 - Best Jazz Vocal Album for Gregory Porter's 'Liquid Spirit'
• 2004 - Best Latin Jazz Album for Charlie Haden's
'Land Of The Sun'
• 2003 - Best Large Ensemble Jazz Album for Michael Brecker Quindectet's 'Wide Angles'
• 2002 - Record of The Year for Norah Jones' 'Don't Know Why'
• 2002 - Best Vocal Pop Album for Norah Jones'
'Come Away With Me'
• 2002 - Album of The Year for Norah Jones' 'Come Away With Me'
• 2002 - Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group for Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker and Roy Hargrove's
'Directions in Music'
• 2002 - Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for Norah Jones' 'Come Away With Me'
• 2001 - Best Jazz Album for Charlie Haden's 'Nocturne'

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