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Awards & Honors:

2016

THE INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE

The 15th Annual Independent Music Awards - Best Live Performance Album: Realization - Wertico Cain & Gray

THE INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE

The 15th Annual Independent Music Awards - Best Long Form Video: Realization - Wertico Cain & Gray

INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO IN POPULAR MUSIC 2016 - 18th EDITION

Paul Wertico

2015

INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO IN POPULAR MUSIC 2015 - 17th EDITION

Paul Wertico

2014

THE INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS WINNER

The 13th Annual Independent Music Awards - Best Live Performance Album: Sound Portraits - Wertico Cain & Gray

THE RECORDING ACADEMY CHICAGO CHAPTER

Elected to the Board of Governors: Paul Wertico

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY

Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor of Jazz Studies: Paul Wertico

INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO IN POPULAR MUSIC 2014 - 16th EDITION

Paul Wertico

2013

THE CHICAGO/MIDWEST CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES

2012-2013 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Achievement for Interactivity: LiveLab Launches Crowdsourced TV - Suite the LiveLab Company - Paul Wertico, Live Composition Sound Design

INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO IN POPULAR MUSIC 2013 - 15th EDITION

Paul Wertico

2012

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY 2012 MILESTONE AWARD

10 Years Service: Paul Wertico

THE RECORDING ACADEMY CHICAGO CHAPTER

Elected to the Board of Governors: Paul Wertico

INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO IN POPULAR MUSIC 2012 - 14th EDITION

Paul Wertico

2011

INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO IN POPULAR MUSIC 2011 - 13th EDITION

Paul Wertico

MODERN DRUMMER MAGAZINE

2011 Pro-Panel: Paul Wertico

2010

DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

Best CDs of 2010: Impressions Of A City - Paul Wertico's Mid-East/Mid-West Alliance

MONTREAL DRUM FEST

Lifetime Achievement Award: Paul Wertico

CAPE BRETON INTERNATIONAL DRUM FESTIVAL

Life Time Achievement Award: Paul Wertico

THE NEW FACE OF JAZZ

Living Legend Category: Paul Wertico

INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO IN POPULAR MUSIC 2010 - 12th EDITION

Paul Wertico

2009

INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO IN POPULAR MUSIC 2009 - 11th EDITION

Paul Wertico

2008

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS AT ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY

Appointment to Assistant Professor of Jazz and Head of Jazz Studies: Paul Wertico

INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO IN POPULAR MUSIC 2008 - 10th EDITION

Paul Wertico

2007

RONALD B. WEBER (President & Artistic Director of the South Florida Jazz Organization)

Ron's Top 10 CD Picks For 2007: Jazz Impressions 1 - Silvano Monasterios / Mark Egan / Paul Wertico

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS AT ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY

Appointment to Interim Head of Jazz: Paul Wertico

INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO IN POPULAR MUSIC 2007 - 9th EDITION

Paul Wertico

2006

INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO IN POPULAR MUSIC 2006 - 8th EDITION

Paul Wertico

2005

PLATYNOWA PLYTA

(Platinum Record Award) (Poland): Paul Wertico - Anthology 1974-2004 (SBB)

INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO IN POPULAR MUSIC 2005 - 7th EDITION

Paul Wertico

2004

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Chicagoan of the Year (Jazz): Paul Wertico

PIONEER PRESS

Best Music of 2004: StereoNucleosis - Paul Wertico

NEW CITY

Music 45 - Chicago's Top Artists: Paul Wertico

CHICAGO CHAPTER OF NARAS (NATIONAL ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES)

Elected to the Board of Governors: Paul Wertico

INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO IN POPULAR MUSIC 2004 - 6th EDITION

Paul Wertico

2003

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES

Certificate of Participation: Paul Wertico - Man In The Air (Kurt Elling) Grammy Award Nominee

INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO IN POPULAR MUSIC 2003 - 5th EDITION

Paul Wertico

2002

CHICAGO CHAPTER OF NARAS (NATIONAL ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES)

Elected to the Board of Governors: Paul Wertico

2001

ADLIB MAGAZINE

Best Music Video 2001: Imaginary Day Live - Pat Metheny Group

SWING JOURNAL

Best Jazz Music Video 2001: Imaginary Day Live - Pat Metheny Group

2000

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Top Ten Albums of 2000: Don't Be Scared Anymore - Paul Wertico Trio

1999

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Top Ten Albums of 1999: State Of The Union - Laurence Hobgood, Brian Torff & Paul Wertico

DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE READERS POLL

Best Electric Jazz Group: Pat Metheny Group

MODERN DRUMMER MAGAZINE

Member of Advisory Board: Paul Wertico

1998

MODERN DRUMMER MAGAZINE READERS POLL

Electric Jazz Drummer of the Year #2: Paul Wertico

POPCORN MUSIC REVIEW'S 20 MOST IRRESISTIBLE TRACKS OF 1998

"Cowboys & Africans" - Paul Wertico Trio

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance: Imaginary Day - Pat Metheny Group

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER

Best Rock Instrumental Performance: "The Roots Of Coincidence" - Pat Metheny Group

GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATION

Best Pop Instrumental Performance: "Follow Me" - Pat Metheny Group

DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE READERS POLL

Best Electric Jazz Group: Pat Metheny Group

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES

Certificate of Participation: Paul Wertico - This Time It's Love (Kurt Elling) Grammy Award Nominee

1997

DRUM! MAGAZINE READERS POLL

Fusion Drummer of the Year: Paul Wertico

MODERN DRUMMER MAGAZINE READERS POLL

Electric Jazz Drummer of the Year #4: Paul Wertico

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Top Ten Albums of 1997: Union - Laurence Hobgood, Brian Torff & Paul Wertico

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Ten Best Albums of 1997: Union - Laurence Hobgood, Brian Torff & Paul Wertico

DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE READERS POLL

Best Electric Jazz Group: Pat Metheny Group

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES

Certificate of Participation: Paul Wertico - The Messenger (Kurt Elling) Grammy Award Nominee

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF JAZZ EDUCATORS

Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service to Jazz Education: Paul Wertico

1996

JAZZTIMES MAGAZINE

Best Contemporary Jazz Group: Pat Metheny Group

BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS

Best Act of the Decade: Pat Metheny Group

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF JAZZ EDUCATORS

Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service to Jazz Education: Paul Wertico

1995

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER

Best Contemporary Jazz Album: We Live Here - Pat Metheny Group

ADLIB MAGAZINE - JAPAN

Grandprix Award Winner (Best Album): We Live Here - Pat Metheny Group

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES

Certificate of Participation: Paul Wertico - Close Your Eyes (Kurt Elling) Grammy Award Nominee

1994

AD LIB MAGAZINE

Best Video: More Travels - Pat Metheny Group

BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS

Outstanding Jazz Act: Pat Metheny Group

Outstanding Jazz Album: The Road to You - Pat Metheny Group

1993

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Ten Best Albums of 1993: The Yin And The Yout - Paul Wertico

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance: The Road To You - Pat Metheny Group

1992

BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS

Best Jazz Group: Pat Metheny Group

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES

Certificate of Participation: Paul Wertico - Secret Story (Pat Metheny) Grammy Award Winner

1990

CHICAGO CHAPTER OF NARAS (NATIONAL ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES)

Elected to the Board of Governors: Paul Wertico

NARAS "OUTRAGEOUS RECORDING AWARD"

"Dogshit Blues" - Paul Wertico (Producer)

BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS

Outstanding Jazz Act: Pat Metheny Group

Outstanding Jazz Album: Letter From Home - Pat Metheny Group

JAZZTIMES READERS POLL

Best Contemporary Jazz Group: Pat Metheny Group

SWING JOURNAL MAGAZINE READERS POLL

Best Jazz Group: Pat Metheny Group

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES

Certificate of Participation: Paul Wertico - Earth: Voices Of A Planet (Paul Winter) Grammy Award Nominee

1989

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER

Best Jazz Fusion Performance: Letter From Home - Pat Metheny Group

CASH BOX

Top Electric Jazz Act: Pat Metheny Group

DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE READERS POLL

Jazz Album of the Year: Letter From Home - Pat Metheny Group

GAVIN REPORT

#1 Jazz Album of the Year NAC and Jazz Format: Letter From Home - Pat Metheny Group

R&R MAGAZINE

#1 Jazz Album of the Year NAC and Jazz Format: Letter From Home - Pat Metheny Group

1988

CASH BOX JAZZ AWARDS

Top Electric Jazz Group: Pat Metheny Group

1987

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER

Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Vocal or Instrumental: Still Life (Talking) - Pat Metheny Group

BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS

Best Jazz Album (Major Label): Still Life (Talking) - Pat Metheny Group

HI FI MAGAZINE READERS POLL

Best Jazz Fusion Album: Still Life (Talking) - Pat Metheny Group

R&R Magazine

#1 Top Jazz Album: Still Life (Talking) - Pat Metheny Group

USA TODAY

Top 10 Best Jazz Albums: Still Life (Talking) - Pat Metheny Group

ROLLING STONE

Top 100 Pop Albums: Still Life (Talking) - Pat Metheny Group

BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS

Best Jazz Act (Major Label): Pat Metheny Group

DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE READERS POLL

Best Electric Jazz Group: Pat Metheny Group

1986

BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS

Outstanding Jazz Fusion Group: Pat Metheny Group

INTERNATIONAL MUSICIAN AND RECORDING WORLD

Music Award Poll Best Jazz Group or Artist: Pat Metheny Group

CASH BOX MAGAZINE

Best Jazz Group: Pat Metheny Group

1985

INTERNATIONAL MUSICIAN AND RECORDING WORLD

Music Award Poll Best Jazz Group or Artist: Pat Metheny Group

CASH BOX MAGAZINE

Best Jazz Group: Pat Metheny Group

Top Jazz Album: First Circle - Pat Metheny Group

1984

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER

Best Jazz-Fusion Recording, Vocal or Instrumental: First Circle - Pat Metheny Group

NACA AWARD

Campus Attraction of the Year (Jazz): Pat Metheny Group

INTERNATIONAL MUSICIAN AND RECORDING WORLD

Best Jazz Group or Artist: Pat Metheny Group

MUSIC AWARD POLL WINNERS

Pat Metheny Group

1983

CASH BOX

Best Jazz Group: Pat Metheny Group

NACA AWARD

College Campus Entertainer of the Year (Jazz): Pat Metheny Group

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