The official JazzBuffalo Readers’ And Fan Poll is live and voting is underway. Special congratulations to the nominees who are listed below in twenty-four categories!
The nominees come from you, the readers of JazzBuffalo and fans of jazz in Greater Buffalo. Over 120 write-in submissions were received from an online survey conducted from December 13th through December 27th in 2014. Thus, this is not a critic’s poll whereby a panel was convened to select nominees. It is very conceivable a critic’s poll may look different than a reader’s and fan poll.
This poll is a true reader’s and fan poll with nominees written-in by you – the fans of jazz in Greater Buffalo. The top two to six nominees are listed in the poll. Just as the official poll will be conducted, the nominations survey allowed only one time-through per person and computer.
Here then are your 2014 JazzBuffalo Reader’s and Fan Poll Nominees. If you have not taken the poll yet, please follow the link below to vote for the person, group, educator, or place in each category. Once the poll is closed, the votes will be certified by 2-3 people and published. The poll will be open until January 11th.
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The link to the JazzBuffalo Reader’s And Fan Poll is here: JazzBuffalo Poll
Congratulations to the 2014 JazzBuffalo Reader’s And Fan Poll Nominees!
2014 Jazz Tenor Saxophone: Phil DiRe, Ken Kuriscak, Kelly Bucheger, Dave Schiavone, and Mike Ihde
2014 Jazz Alto Saxophone: Russ D’Alba, Bobby Militello, Tim Martin, and Russ Carere
2014 Jazz Baritone Saxophone: Harry Fackelman, Tim Martin, and Bruce Johnstone
2014 Jazz Trumpet: Mark Filsinger, Jim Bohm, Tim Clarke, Chris Hooten, Andy Peruzzini, and John Maguda
2014 Jazz Trombone: John Hasselback, Jr. and Phil Sims
2014 Jazz Guitar: Bernard Kunz, Mike Moser, George Kane, and Dale Toliver
2014 Jazz Piano: Bobby Jones, George Caldwell, Walter Kemp III, Michael McNeil, Jim Bieshline, and Michael T. Jones
2014 Jazz Accompaniment: Bobby Militello – flute, Carol McLaughlin – flute, Harry Fackelman – clarinet, and Andy Peruzzini – tuba
2014 Jazz Acoustic Bass: Paul Zapalowski, Danny Ziemann, Sabu Adeyola, Wayne Moose, and Jim Colemon
2014 Jazz Electric Bass: Jerry Livingston, Jack Kulp, Zuri Appleby, and Rishon Odel Northington
2014 Jazz Vibes: Joanne Lorenzo, Ray Bennett, and Randy Stirtzinger
2014 Jazz Drums: Tom Kasperek, John Bacon, Jr., Abdul-Rahman Qadir, Louie Marino, and David Teaspoon Hulett
2014 Jazz Female Vocalist: Melissa Kate, Mary McMahon, Katy Minor, and Einat Agmon
2014 Jazz Male Vocalist: Anthony Re, Jack Civiletto, Rob Falgiano, and Dave Calire
2014 Jazz Group (Classic BeBop and Hard Bop): Star People (The Miles Davis Project), George Caldwell Quintet, Phil DiRe Quintet, Jazz Vibes Featuring Joanne Lorenzo, Phil Sims Jazz Quartet, and What Would Mingus Do?
2014 Jazz Fusion Group: Gruvology, JFT, and Winelight
2014 Latin Jazz Group: Sol Y Sombra and Wendell Rivera Latin Jazz Band
2014 Jazz Big Band: Carol McLaughlin Big Band, Buffalo Brass Big Band, Joe Baudo Big Band, Ladies First Jazz Big Band, and George Scott Big Band
2014 Jazz Infused Soul, Funk, or R&B: JFT, Gruvology, Eric Crittendon’s Juke Joint, Blue Stone Groove, Verse, and Winelight
2014 Jazz Venue: Pausa Art House, Colored Musician’s Club, Duke Bohemian Bar & Grill, and Hallwalls
2014 Most Memorable Jazz Performance: Star People at Pausa Art House, Phil DiRe Legends of Jazz at 189 Main, Gruvology Freeway CD Release Concert at Hallwalls, My Cousin Tone’ at Pausa Art House, and Carol McLaughlin at the Queen City Jazz Festival
2014 Jazz Educator: Phil Aguglia, Mark Filsinger, Karen Ragusa, and Andy Peruzzini
2014 Rising Star Jazz Artist: James Bender, Syl DuBenion, Anthony Henry, Harry Graser, and Michael Christie
2014 John Hunt Jazz Artist Of The Year: George Caldwell, Bobby Militello, Phil Sims, Tim Clarke, and Walter Kemp III
Now that you have read all the nominees and reached the bottom of this post, click on the link below and take the poll!
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