Recording artist Bernard Rose of Hinesville recently was recognized at the Indie Music Channel Awards in Los Angeles.
Independent artists from as far away as Australia, Nigeria, the United Kingdom and Canada gathered last month on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of those in attendance.
Rose, who originally is from Orangeburg, South Carolina, and occasionally goes by “the Satin Sax,” was nominated in three categories earlier in April.
He walked away with the top honor for best jazz recording as well as best overall recording for “The Pier at Breezes.” This instrumental was the first on his freshman CD, “Shorebreeze.”
Rose said he hardly could contain himself and was ecstatic after hearing his name called at the award ceremony.
“I was hopeful when they were about to make the announcement but not very confident since there were about five other nominated people or groups in that category,” he said. “I felt my music had the quality needed to be the best, but the odds seemed too great to overcome.”
During his acceptance speech, Rose thanked God; his wife, Loretta; and all of his friends and family back home who have contributed to his success.