5th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll

The 5th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll Results Are Announced!. Thank you to the many voters who submitted ballots! We reached a record of over 2300 poll submissions by the community this year! Congratulations to all the winners!

The winners for the 5th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll recognizing the  Greater Buffalo area's jazz performers, groups, supporters, and talents are now announced.   These are your audience favorites!  See below the winners!

The 5th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll Winners

Jazz Tenor Saxophone – Dave Schiavone

Jazz Alto Saxophone – Bobby Militello

Jazz Baritone Saxophone – Laura Anderson

Jazz Trumpet – Tim Clarke

Jazz Trombone – John Hasselback, Jr.

Jazz Guitar – George Kane

Jazz Piano –  Lisa Hasselback

Jazz Organ – Bobby Jones

Jazz Upright Bass – Ed Croft

Jazz Electric Bass – Jerry Livingston

Jazz Vibes – Alec Dube

Jazz Drums – John Bacon, Jr.

Jazz Female Vocalist – Alex McArthur

Jazz Male Vocalist – Zach Carr

Jazz Classic Group – Bobby Militello Quartet

Jazz World – Hot Club of Buffalo

Jazz Trad/NOLA – Buffalo Brass Machine

Jazz Fusion – Gruvology

Latin Jazz – Wendell Rivera Latin Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Big Band – Ladies First Jazz Big Band

Jazz Large Ensemble – Ladies First Jazz Combo

Jazz Soul/Funk – Buffalo Brass Machine

Jazz Pop – The Buffalo Dolls

Jazz Venue – Pausa

Jazz Major Performing Arts Center – UB Center for the Arts

Most Memorable Jazz Performance  – Buffalo Dolls/Ladies First Jazz Big Band – “A Jazzy Christmas”

Most Memorable International Jazz Performance – Chick Corea Akoustic Band at UB Center for the Arts

Jazz CD/EP Release – DeeAnn DiMeo Tompkins – “Stay Here”

Middle School/High School Educator – Phil Aguglia

College/University Educator – Bobby Militello

Jazz Rising Star – Ed Croft

Jazz Ex-Pat – John Hasselback, III

Jazz Crusader – Linda Appleby

John Hunt Jazz Artist of the Year – Ed Croft


Thank you!