Bongo Boy Magazine Issue 107 - Page 52

Laura Ainsworth—Entertainer of the Year (Female)(Jazz/Blues), Female Artist of the Year (Jazz/Blues), Music Video of the Year for That’s How I Got My Start, Album of the Year for New Vintage, Song of the Year (Jazz/Blues) for The Man I Love Is Gone Laura Ainsworth grew up around the most iconic practitioners of the Great American Songbook, thanks to her late dad, renowned big band musician Bill Ainsworth. Today, she is reinventing that classic music for new generations with a jazz/lounge style she calls “new vintage.” Her satiny, three-octave voice and her three CDs (“Keep It To Yourself,” “Necessary Evil” and “New Vintage”) and best-of LP “Top Shelf” have earned critical raves and multiple awards, including three Global Music Awards bronze medals and five nominations each in the 2018 Josie Awards and Artist Music Guild Awards. Laura is a FYC campaign artist at Bongo Boy Records. Find about more about this artist HERE. (Photo by Shoshana Portnoy). Suzanne Grzanna—Female Artist of the Year (Jazz/Blues), Female Entertainer of the Year (Jazz/Blues) A brilliant saxophonist, sultry jazz singer, a FYC campaign artist at Bongo Boy Records, and Grammy Awards ® voting member, Suzanne Grzanna is a world-class artist who has traveled the world during her productive career. She has recorded eight CDs thus far including The Cat’s Meow (1994), Fly Me To The Moon (1999), My Santa Baby (2003), Simply Sunday (2006), Christmas Night (2008), Wedding Day (2016), Daybreak (2016), and Spring Waltz (2017). Among the many awards that Suzanne has won are the Indie Music Channel’s Awards for Best Jazz Video (The Cat’s Meow) and Best Jazz Song (Latin Nights), a silver medal in the Global Music Awards (The Cat’s Meow) (Latin Nights), and so much more! Find about more about this artist HERE.