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Honors for Local Jazz Performance

Honors for Local Jazz Performance

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A Chicago-based jazz trio has earned an award for an album recorded live during a performance in Springfield.

The trio of Paul Wertico, David Cain and Larry Gray recorded their album “Sound Portraits” last summer at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. It won top honors for a live performance at the annual Independent Music Awards given out on Tuesday.

Wertico is a seven-time Grammy Award winner who teaches jazz studies at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He says the performance was 100 percent improvised and came “spontaneously from the heart.”

The album was one of thousands of entries submitted for the awards selection. The group is currently editing and mixing a performance at the Frank Lloyd Wright’s Dana-Thomas House in Springfield, which Wertico says inspired the music.

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