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2016 JazzWeek Awards presented at JazzWeek Summit

Published on August 11, 2016, by in News, Updates.

San Jose, Calif. – Awards in 11 categories were presented at a reception this evening at the 2016 JazzWeek Summit at Vyne Bistro in San Jose, Calif. Station of the Year awards were presented in three categories. Among stations with 40 hours a week or more of jazz programming, KSDS, San Diego, was the winner. In the category of stations with fewer than 40 hours, KANU, Lawrence, Kansas, was the winner. Among internet or non-terrestrial stations or syndicators, the winner was Public Radio International (PRI) for its program Jazz After Hours. Presenter of the Year, for an individual program host,

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Nominees selected for 2016 JazzWeek Awards

Published on July 24, 2016, by in News, Updates.

Nominations submitted between July 18 and 23 have been tabulated for the 2016 JazzWeek Awards, which will be presented on August 11 in San Jose, California, at the JazzWeek Summit.

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Joel Dorn keynote speech, JazzWeek Summit 2004

Published on March 13, 2016, by in News, Updates.

The passing of Joe Ascione on Friday, March 11 reminded some of us when Joel Dorn was the keynote speaker at the 2004 JazzWeek Summit in Rochester, N.Y. Joel brought Joe and the group he had with Frank Vignola — The Frank and Joe Show — to perform. Here’s Joel’s keynote from that JazzWeek Summit. (2004 photo of Joel Dorn by Dr. Jazz, drjazz.com)

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2014 JazzWeek Awards presented at JazzWeek Summit

Published on August 9, 2014, by in News.

SAN JOSE, California – Jazz radio stations, jazz radio programmers, record labels and contributors to the jazz radio community were recognized at the 2014 JazzWeek Awards, presented at the Blackbird Tavern in San Jose. The awards reception was sponsored by North Coast Brewing Company, Fort Bragg, California, brewers of Brother Thelonious Belgian-style Abbey Ale. Michael Carlson of MC Promotion was awarded the 2014 Duke Dubois Humanitarian Award, presented each year to an individual whose dedication to jazz and jazz radio has been exceptional. Because no award was given in 2013, the Duke Dubois Award committee also selected Arturo Gómez, music director at

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Updated information for JazzWeek reporting stations

Published on February 9, 2014, by in News.

Input over the last few months from radio stations and promoters has led to two major changes for JazzWeek reporters beginning Feb. 10.

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Jazz radio to play key role in JazzApril campaign

Published on March 26, 2013, by in News.

Jazz broadcasters will have a key role in JazzApril, a campaign to put jazz in the media spotlight during the month of April. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History has designated April as Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). The month will end on April 30 with  International Jazz Day celebrations around the world, including a live webcast from Istanbul, Turkey, featuring keyboardist Herbie Hancock and long list of other jazz luminaries and produced by UNESCO in partnership with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. The JazzApril campaign, a project of the Jazz Journalists Association, aims to provide media support for

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Eric Jackson chosen as 2012 Duke Dubois Humanitarian Award winner at JazzWeek Awards

Published on August 31, 2012, by in News.

  DETROIT — Legendary WGBH jazz broadcaster Eric Jackson was named the 2012 recipient of the Duke Dubois Humanitarian Award, presented each year to an individual whose dedication to jazz and jazz radio has been exceptional. The Duke Dubois award and awards in 11 other categories were presented at the annual JazzWeek Awards dinner as part of the JazzWeek Summit on Thursday, August 30, at Redsmoke Barbecue in Detroit. Four winners were announced in Station of the Year categories. In markets 1-25, the winner was KMHD, Portland, Ore.; markets 26-79, WWOZ, New Orleans; markets 80+, KCCK, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; internet and

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