Ensemble-in-residence eighth blackbird in running for third Grammy

News has just arrived that eighth blackbird's latest album, "Meanwhile" on Cedille Records, is nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Small Ensemble Performance. The title track from the album by Stephen Hartke was also nominated for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. The ensemble has won two previous Grammy Awards, for "strange imaginary animals" in 2008 and "Slide" in 2011. Our congratulations to all of the birds on this recognition of their accomplishments.