According to a release from JazzFresno, Marguth’s latest album “A Way With Words,” is listed on the initial ballot for this year’s best Jazz Vocals category. It’s not an official nomination– those will be announced after the voting members of the National Academy for Recording Arts and Sciences submit their final choices — but it puts her in the running and is an honor in itself.
It’s also a good advertisement for the city. Marguth, a Bay-Area native, is a fixture in Fresno’s jazz scene. The album was produced here (at Maximus Media) and features a number of local players (Eva Scow, Mike Taylor, Pat Olvera, Nathan Guzman, Kevin Hill, Robert Ruffner, Jeff LaRose, Nate Ketner, Ray Moore and Gilbert Castellanos).
We will keep you updated as officially nominations are announced. In the mean time, here’s a video of Marguth playing with local jazz band Espacio.