New York—Jim McNeeley, an adjunct professor in New York University’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions and artist-in-residence for the School of Education, was nominated for a 1999 Grammy by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. McNeeley, who performs with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, is nominated for best performance by a large jazz ensemble for Lickety Split: The Music of Jim McNeely. The compact disc is on New World Records.
Also headed to the ceremonies, NYU alumus Todd Coolman, who received his doctorate in the Department of Music and Performing Arts Profession, received a co-nomination for the 1999 Grammy Awards for Best Liner Notes for the Columbia Records Miles Davis boxed set. The liner notes are comments and analysis of the music written in collaboration with producer Bob Belden. Information contained in the liner notes was developed during Coolman’s dissertation research while at NYU.
The Grammys will be awarded on Thursday, February 24, in Los Angeles.