The 2018 JazzWeek Awards were presented Thursday evening at a reception in the Hedley Club at Hotel De Anza in San Jose, California.
The following are winners for 2018:
Station of the Year
Station of the Year — More than 40 hours per week of jazz: WBGO, Newark
Station of the Year — Fewer than 40 hours per week of jazz: WGBH, Boston
Internet, Non-Terrestrial, or Syndicator of the Year: SoulandJazz.com
Presenter of the Year
Record Label of the Year
Programmer of the Year, Bobby Jackson Award
Programmer of the Year — Terrestrial: Bob Stewart, KCCK
Programmer of the Year — Internet and Non-Terrestrial: Jeff Hanley, Jazz After Hours
Promoter or Promotion Company of the Year, Dick LaPalm Award
Scott Willis Jazz Impact Award
The 2018 recipient is jazz radio host, drummer, and radio host Jae Sinnett, recognized for his commitment to excellence and contribution in multiple areas of jazz music and presentation.
Duke Dubois Jazz Humanitarian Award
The 2018 recipient is WBGO co-founder Dorthaan Kirk.