Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Jazz Blues Florida: Where we will be this week (WWWBTW)? June, 2010

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Where we will be this week (WWWBTW)?:

Wednesday, June 30:

Thursday, July 1:

  • Shed BBQ and Blues Joint, Destin: Guitar Shorty

  • Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin: Steve Arvey.

  • Brandy's, St Petersburg: Randy The Bluesman Hock's Blues Night with special guests, including Sarasota Slim on guitar and Nitro on Harp.

  • B-Sharp's Jazz Café:, Tallahassee: Barry Stephenson's Pocket - Jazz Workshop

Friday, July 2:

Saturday, July 3:

  • Chef John's New American Bistro & Blues Bar, Jupiter: The David Shelley Band

  • Boston’s on the Beach's 1st Annual Red White & Blues Fest: Back Bay Tiki Bar Stage: Blues Dragon 12:30pm, Shack Daddys 5pm, Fabulous Fleetwoods 10pm; Inside: Juanita Dixon w/ Jeff Prine Group 2pm, Joey Gilmore 7pm, Damon Fowler Group 10pm-2am; Main Stage: Big Poppa E Band 1:30pm, Sauce Boss Bill Wharton 3:30pm, Albert Castiglia (Jazz Blues Florida July Edition Featured Artist) 5:45pm, Elvin Bishop 8:15pm.

  • Maguire's Hill 16, Fort Lauderdale: Outta d' Blues

  • Calder Casino & Race Course - 4th Floor Terrace Lounge, Miami Gardens: Oriente

  • Dizzy D's Saloon, Deltona: Paul Stott Group

  • Mojo Kitchen, Jacksonville: Tinsely Ellis (Jazz & Blues Florida July Edition Featured Spotlight Artist)

Sunday, July 4:

  • Earl's Hideaway, Sebastian: Big Bill Morganfield & The Steve Thorpe Band

  • Mrs. Murphy’s Pub & Grubb, Fort Lauderdale: Danny Burger Jazz Band w/ Turk Mauro, & Oliver Von Essen (6-10pm)

  • Blue Jean Blues, Fort Lauderdale: Barb Van & Mike Orta Jazz Jam (4-8pm)

  • Boston’s on the Beach's 1st Annual Red White & Blues Fest: Back Bay Tiki Bar Stage: Capt. Reese & Son of Man 1pm, Funkabilly Playboys 2:45pm, Nouveaux Honkies 6:15pm, Nucklebusters 9:30pm; Inside stage: David Shelley & Bluestone 2-5pm, JP Soars & The Red Hots 9:30pm

Monday, July 5:

  • Hemisphere Lounge at Loews Hotel, Miami Beach: Oriente

  • Web Listening Night: Gil Anthony's BLUES POWER, 6-11pm Central Time, at

  • Poor House, Fort Lauderdale: Juke

Tuesday, July 6:


* New Listings of the Week:

Just One More: 1202 Sarno Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935 (321)255-7741 9pm, July 1, 29: Ben Prestage

Shed BBQ and Blues Joint: 100 Harbor Walk Village, Destin, FL 32541 (850)460-2271 July 1: Guitar Shorty; 2: Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles; 3: Big Al & the Heavy Weights /Ft Bayou Slim; 4: Garry James/ Late Show with Tinsley Ellis; 8: T Bone Pruitt; 9: Heritage; 10: Selwyn Cooper; 11: Garry James; 15: T Bone Pruitt; 16: Corky Hughes Band; 17: The Dynamites; 18: Garry James.

* New Florida Music:


  • Cape Cod Room: 5937 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach,FL 33140 (305)864-1262 Every Sunday Jazz Supper from 6-10pm, SAMM & Jamie Ousley. CANCELLED FOR SUMMER.

* Past Week's Club Photos: Boston's on the Beach hosts The Nouveaux Honkies

This edition of WWWBTW was brought to you by (guess who?!):

Monday, June 28, 2010

Boston's on the Beach's RED WHITE & BLUES FESTIVAL 2010 this weekend in Delray Beach Florida

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Boston's on the Beach
40 S. Ocean Blvd. (A1A) Delray Beach, FL 33483
(561) 278-3364

This is THE blues event of the summer in South Florida.

Building on darn near 100 Blue Tuesdays, Boston’s on the Beach does ‘er up right for the biggest, best-est, beach blues event that has ever happened in Delray Beach.

FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

PIANO BOB'S 88s6:00-8:00pm






SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2010



A portion of the proceeds from tickets sales will be Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, a non profit agency whose primary goal is to "continually encourage the men and women who are abroad fighting for our great nation. Our hope is to inspire hope, strength and courage while they are separated from loved ones, families & friends. This outreach is committed to the American soldiers for as long as they are deployed."
To read more about the charity please visit

If you will be traveling in from out of town, Boston’s on the Beach recommends these fine hotels and inns:

Marriott Delray Beach (request code for Red White & Blues Fest)

Marriott Residence Inn (request code for Red White & Blues Fest)

The Seagate

Cranes Beach House

Highland Beach Holiday Inn

July 6: Nicole Hart
13: Nucklebusters Blues Band with Ken Burkhart on the infamous B3
20: Big Poppa E and The E Band
27: David Shelley & Bluestone
Aug 4: Boston's on the Beach Celebrates the 100th! Blue Tuesday with Famous Frank hosting
Victor Wainwright and The Wild Roots!
Oct 12: Eden Brent
26: Nick Curran
Nov 2: Jason Ricci & New Blood

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Jesse Jones Jr.’s New Release “Father of Scat Hop” Is Now Available

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Musically dynamic saxman Jesse Jones Jr. has created a new genre called Scat Hop -- southern scat stylings on a hard funk base, with smoking saxophone and RnB rhythms. If you like Funk and Soul, and love scat and fiery sax, you'll love Father of Scat Hop!

CD Details:
Jesse Jones Jr.
Father of Scat Hop
© Copyright-Funkatology Records, LLC (884501311380)
Record Label: Funkatology Records, LLC
Produced, mixed and engineered by Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock
Genre: Jazz: Jazz-Funk Release Date: 2010

Jesse Jones Jr. has created a new genre called Scat Hop -- southern scat stylings on a hard funk base, with smoking saxophone and RnB rhythms. If you like Funk and Soul, and love scat and fiery sax, you'll love Father of Scat Hop!

Jesse Jones Jr. - Sax & vocals
Joe Collado - Drums and percussion
Ike Woods - Lead and rhythm guitars
Val Woods - Vocals
Dennis Sierra - Lead guitar
1. Scat Hop Daddy's In Town 0:41
2. Get On Up 5:05
3. Groovy Groove 7:41
4. Funk Mambo 6:30
5. This Is A Test 7:09
6. Scat Hop Photo Op 6:52
7. I Scat the Facts 8:30
8. I Just Can't Fake It 7:07
9. Scat Hop Daddy 5:47
10. Step Wise 6:36


June 18 - July 19, 2010
Performing in Russia, Austria and Italy / Jazz Festival Tour
Wednesday July 21, 2010
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Performing with The Dale Powers Band
At the Council Oak Restaurant
7PM - 11P
Friday July 23, 2010
Loews Hotel
1601 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL
Performing with Yvonne Brown
8PM - 12AM
Wednesday July 28, 2010
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Performing with The Dale Powers Band
At the Council Oak Restaurant
7PM - 11P
Booking Contact:
(305) 624-5940

Copeland Davis Jazz Concert in Boca Raton Florida to Benefit Hospice by the Sea – June 25, 2010

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Renowned jazz pianist Copeland Davis stars in an electrifying evening of music on Friday, June 25, 2010 at the new Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton, with all proceeds benefiting Hospice by the Sea, Inc. and its programs and services for patients and families in Palm Beach and Broward Counties.

Tickets are $75 per person and include a private champagne reception with the artist following the concert, fine food, exclusive networking opportunities and complimentary valet service.

Copeland Davis became fascinated with music at the age of seven, while watching a pianist perform on TV and thinking, “if someone could show me, I could do that." Today, he is an influential symphonic jazz innovator, acclaimed for his improvisational artistry, with extensive expertise in a variety of musical genres, including classical, pop, rock and gospel.

The concert and reception will be one of the first events held at the beautiful new Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, located at 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL. For tickets or more information, please call 561-416-5013, or visit Hospice by the Sea’s website at


Hospice by the Sea, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization providing hospice services, home health care, palliative care services, complementary therapies and caregiver support in Palm Beach and Broward counties. Founded in 1978, the organization has served over 100,000 patients and families. For more information about Hospice by the Sea’s programs and services, or to obtain a copy of the award winning DVD, “A Lifeline for Caregivers,” please call (561) 395-5031, or visit

Monday, June 21, 2010

Florida Blues Artist Damon Fowler Nominated for 2010 Blues Blast Music Award

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The 2010 Blues Blast Music Award nominees have been announced and once again Florida is represented in this important annual recognition of blues music artists.

Voting begins in two weeks, and you can participate.

More about the Blues Blast Music Awards can be found at:

Complete list of the 2010 Blues Blast Music Award nominees follows:

Sean Costello Rising Star Award
• Cash Box Kings
Damon Fowler
• The Insomniacs
• Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers
• Joanne Shaw Taylor
• Marquise Knox

Best Contemporary Blues CD• Joe Louis Walker - Between A Rock And the Blues
• Mike Zito - Pearl River
• Nick Moss - Privileged
• Sean Costello - Sean's Blues
• The Holmes Brothers - Feed My Soul
• Tommy Castro - Hard Believer

Best Traditional Blues CD
• Dave Riley & Bob Corritore - Lucky To Be Living
• David Maxwell & Louisiana Red - You Got To Move
• Eddie C. Campbell - Tear This World Up
• Fiona Boyes - Blues Woman
• The Kilborn Alley Blues Band - Better Off Now
• Mississippi Heat - Let's Live It Up

Best Blues Song
• Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers - How Much Woman Can You Stand?
• Joe Louis Walker - I'm Tide
• Mike Zito & Cyril Neville - Pearl River
• Pete Anderson - Still In Love
• Quintus McCormick - Hey Jodie
• The Kilborn Alley Blues Band - Better Off Now

Best New Artist Debut Release
• Alabama Mike - Day To Day
• Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers - How Much Woman Can You Stand?
• Marquise Knox - Man Child
• Quintus McCormick - Hey Jodie
• Shaun Murphy - Livin The Blues

Best Male Blues Artist• Bobby Rush
• Joe Bonamassa
• John Németh
• Magic Slim
• Nick Moss
• Tommy Castro

Best Female Blues Artist• Candye Kane
• Fiona Boyes
• Janiva Magness
• Ruthie Foster
• Shemekia Copeland
• Zora Young

Best Blues Band
• Magic Slim & The Teardrops
• Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
• Rick Estrin & The Night Cats
• The Holmes Brothers
• The Mannish Boys
• Tommy Castro Band

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Buckingham Blues Bar in Ft. Myers to run blues bus to Earl's Hideaway's Tommy Lee Cook's show June 20th

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@ 239-693-7111

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Florida's Brazilian Piano Jazz Master, Antonio Adolfo, Interviewed in The Latin Jazz Corner

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Please take moment and check out Chip Boaz' THE LATIN JAZZ CORNER 4-part interview of Antonio Adolfo. Not only is this one of the best jazz blogs on the internet, Antonio is truly one of Florida's finest.

The interview can be read at:


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Florida's B3 Jazz Organist, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Recognized as Organist of the Year by Jazz Journalist Association

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Dr. Lonnie Smith won the award as the best jazz organist for 2010 presented by the Jazz Journalist Association yesterday, June 14, 2010, at the City Winery in NYC.

The Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, promoting the interests of writers, photographers, broadcasters and new media professionals covering jazz. The JJA supports the creation and dissemination of accurate, balanced, ethical and informative journalism on all of jazz’s genres; the growth, development and education of the jazz audience and the dissemination of information pertaining to jazz to the general public, by providing forums for the discussion of jazz-related issues and events, fostering the development of journalistic and presentation skills among new journalists and the continuing development of such skills in journalists already engaged in the field.

All the winners for the 2010 JJA Jazz Awards honoring excellence in music-making and music documentation, nominated by 60 professional Jazz Journalists Association members, can be seen at:

Monday, June 14, 2010

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Jamie Ousley Back Home
CD Release Concert & Party
Sunday, June 20th 2010

Ira Sullivan
Nicole Henry
LeNard Rutledge
Carlomagno Araya

Steinway Piano Lineup to include:
Jim Gasior, Mike Gerber, Silvano Monasterios, Brian Murphy, Mike Orta, Jon Rose, Gabriel Saientz, Jaui Schneider, Dave Siegel, Peter Wallace
*Sponsored by the STEINWAY GALLERY OF MIAMI, providing a beautiful grand piano!

Complimentary "O Sorriso Dela" Caipirinha cocktails provided by Lyon + Lyon.

Reception: 4-5pm
Concert: 5-7:00pm
Stay after for dinner in the Cape Cod Room for fabulous New England Cuisine and the delicious sounds of SAMM and Jamie, the Unorthodox Duo, 7-10pm.
*Dinner reservations STRONGLY recommended (305)864-1262.

The Cape Cod Room at The Historic Bath Club
5937 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
(58th & Collins, approach driving North bound on Collins Ave. Look for valet sign for The Cape Cod Room.)
*Limited free valet until 6pm. $8 after

For more information

For CD Purchase:

Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Jazz Camp at the University of Florida June 20 – 26

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+Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Jazz Camp at the University of Florida June 20 – 26, Register at

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— The University of Florida is hosting a landmark event in jazz education this June. Gordon Goodwin is a 2006 Grammy Award Winner, 8-time Grammy nominee, and 3-time Emmy winner. New UF Jazz Director Scott Wilson and Gatorland Band Camps have been selected to host the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Jazz Camp June 20-26. The guest artists selected for the camp are the top musicians in the world today and play on your favorite movies scores, for the Grammy Awards, for the Golden Globe Awards, and for your favorite pop and jazz recordings.

Guest artists for the week include Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea), Wayne Bergeron (Maynard Ferguson), Sal Lozano (Stevie Wonder), Andy Martin (Louis Bellson), Bernie Dresel (Brian Setzer Orchestra), Scott Wilson (UNT One O’clock Lab Band), Brian Bromberg (Michael Brecker), and Gordon Goodwin. Please review their international credentials online at the jazz camp website (their bios represent the highest achievements in the field of music performance and jazz education).

There will be a special public appearance by the entire Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23 at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets will go on sale April 15 to affiliates (donors) and April 20 to the general public. Tickets are available on-line at

Music students between the ages of 13 and 18 are highly encouraged to attend this life-changing event. Gatorland Band Camps also accept applications from beginning level college musicians and all community college students. Educator tracks are available.

Six Youtube Jazz Scholarships will be awarded nationally from our online Jazz Scholarship Competition. Each student entering the competition will receive $50 of their tuition cost for entering their video online. The Big Phat Camp online website contains instructions on how to enter the scholarship competition and also links viewers to a tutorial video that explains how to upload their scholarship video to Youtube. Students can receive an additional $50 off tuition costs for early registration (ending June 1). This is a total of $100 savings on tuition costs available to all students.

Young musicians and educators are urged to take advantage of this life-changing opportunity to work one-on-one with some of the world’s finest musicians. Likewise, this jazz camp will feature more Grammy Artists then perhaps any other jazz camp in the nation. For this, and many other reasons, it is our hope that everyone involved embraces this opportunity to encourage all musicians to attend so we can build upon the annual success of the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Camp at the University of Florida and keep this opportunity here in Florida for many years to come.

The Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Camp Sponsors Include:
Yamaha; Vandoren; Dansr; Alfred Publishing; Gatorland Band Camps (University Bands); Bunt Backline; Foxycat Design; (Paradigm Properties); Lytle Creek Recording Studios; Friends of Music; Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A.; Cox Cable; Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts; Jazz Education Store; Gainesville Friends of Jazz; Grooveshark; Marty Liquori Productions; and Soundview Media.

Become a Sponsor:
To become a sponsor for the GG Big Phat Camp or to sponsor a scholarship for a student(s), please contact Scott Wilson at the University of Florida at The GG Big Phat Camp marketing team will showcase all our sponsors on our website, commercials and marketing media. We appreciate your support and look forward to meeting all the talented musicians and educators that are able to attend.

More Information:
Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Camp at the University of Florida June 20-26, 2010

Scott Wilson (UF Jazz Director)
Cell: 435-851-6363

Online Resources:
Meet University of Florida’s new Jazz Studies Director, Scott Wilson

New UF Gator Jazz Band Website

New UF Jazz Classes Online Website (take Jazz History online)

New Gatorland Band Camps website (Concert Band, Marching/Aux, Instrumental Camps, etc).

New UF School of Music Website

Jazz Journalist Association Jazz Awards to be presented today, June 14, 2010 in NYC

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JJA Jazz Awards gala LIVE video stream today beginning at 3:30pm EST. No matter where you are, you'll be able to watch the awards presentations and musical performances as they happen on Monday June 14 at City Winery in New York City. In many places outside New York, jazz fans will be gathering at satellite parties to watch together and share the celebration. The video stream, will begin at 3:30pm EASTERN time and will be available for viewing at the Jazz Awards site, and at uStream. No special equipment or programs will be needed to view the streamcast -- just go to either site and click on the video player. It will also be possible to watch the high-quality video stream on any television with a computer input.

2010 JJA Jazz Awards NOMINEES

Finalists for the 2010 JJA Jazz Awards honoring excellence in music-making and music documentation, nominated by 60 professional Jazz Journalists Association members. Winners in 41 categories to be announced at the Awards gala.

1. Lifetime Achievement in Jazz
Muhal Richard Abrams
Jimmy Heath
James Moody
Paul Motian
Wayne Shorter
Randy Weston

2. Musician of the Year
Dave Douglas
Vijay Iyer
Joe Lovano
Sonny Rollins
Henry Threadgill

3. Composer of the Year
Darcy James Argue
John Hollenbeck
Vijay Iyer
Steve Lehman
Maria Schneider
Henry Threadgill

4. Up & Coming Artist of the Year
Darcy James Argue
Gerald Clayton
Darius Jones
Linda Oh
Esperanza Spalding

5. Events Producer of the Year
Todd Barkan, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jack Kleinsinger, Highlights in Jazz
André Menard/Alain Simard, Montreal Jazz Festival
Brice Rosenbloom, boomBOOM Presents: Winter Jazz Fest, Brooklyn Masonic Temple, (le) Poisson Rouge
George Wein, New Festival Productions LLC: CareFusion Jazz Festival New York, CareFusion Jazz Festival Newport, Newport Folk Festival

6. Record of the Year
(CDs issued between March 1, 2009 and February 28, 2010)
Infernal Machines, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, New Amsterdam Records
Historicity, Vijay Iyer Trio, ACT Music
Travail, Transformation and Flow, Steve Lehman Octet, Pi Recordings
Folk Art, Joe Lovano, Blue Note Records
This Brings Us To, Vol. 1, Henry Threadgill Zooid, Pi Recordings
Esta Plena, Miguel Zenón, Marsalis Music

7. Historical Recording, Boxed Set, or Single CD Reissue of the Year
(Note: Condensed editions of previously issued boxed sets are ineligible)
The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946), Mosaic Records
Twelve Nights in Hollywood, Ella Fitzgerald, Verve Music Group
Without a Song: Live in Europe 1969, Freddie Hubbard, Blue Note Records
Pieces of Jade, Scott LaFaro, Resonance Records
Saga of the Outlaws, Charles Tyler, Nessa Records
The Columbia Studio Trio Sessions, Denny Zeitlin, Mosaic Records

8. DVD of the Year
21st Century Chase, Fred Anderson, Delmark Records
Extraordinary Life and Music of a Jazz Legend, Svend Asmussen Shanachie
Live in Berlin & Stockholm 1968, Count Basie & His Orchestra, Impro Jazz
Thelonious Monk: American Composer, Medici Arts
Anita O' Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer, AOD Productions/Elan Entertainment
Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker, Medici Arts

9. Record Label of the Year
Blue Note Records
Clean Feed Records
Pi Recordings
Sunnyside Records

10. Female Singer of the Year
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Roberta Gambarini
Sheila Jordan
Gretchen Parlato
Cassandra Wilson

11. Male Singer of the Year
Tony Bennett
Andy Bey
Freddy Cole
Kurt Elling
Giacomo Gates
Bill Henderson

12. Player of Instruments Rare in Jazz
Edmar Castaneda, harp
Bela Fleck, banjo
Grégoire Maret, harmonica
Scott Robinson, unusual reeds and brass
Daniel Smith, bassoon

13. Large Ensemble of the Year
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Maria Schneider Orchestra
Mingus Big Band
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

14. Arranger of the Year
Darcy James Argue
Carla Bley
John Hollenbeck
Bill Holman
Maria Schneider

15. Small Ensemble of the Year
(less than 10 pieces)
Henry Threadgill Zooid
Joe Lovano Us Five
Mostly Other People Do The Killing
Vijay Iyer Trio
Wayne Shorter Quartet

16. Trumpeter of the Year
Terence Blanchard
Dave Douglas
Tom Harrell
Wynton Marsalis
Wadada Leo Smith

17. Trombonist of the Year
Steve Davis
Robin Eubanks
Wycliffe Gordon
Roswell Rudd
Steve Turre

18. Tenor Saxophonist of the Year
Fred Anderson
Joe Lovano
Tony Malaby
Branford Marsalis
Chris Potter
Sonny Rollins

19. Alto Saxophonist of the Year
Ornette Coleman
Lee Konitz
Steve Lehman
Rudresh Mahanthappa
Miguel Zenón

20. Flutist of the Year
Jamie Baum
Holly Hoffman
Nicole Mitchell
Lew Tabackin
Frank Wess

21. Baritone Saxophonist of the Year
Hamiet Bluiett
James Carter
Ronnie Cuber
Claire Daly
Gary Smulyan

22. Soprano Saxophonist of the Year
Jane Bunnett
Dave Liebman
Branford Marsalis
Evan Parker
Wayne Shorter
Steve Wilson

23. Clarinetist of the Year
Don Byron
Evan Christopher
Anat Cohen
Eddie Daniels
Ken Peplowski

24. Guitarist of the Year
Bill Frisell
Jim Hall
Lionel Loueke
Pat Metheny
Bucky Pizzarelli

25. Pianist of the Year
Kenny Barron
Vijay Iyer
Keith Jarrett
Jason Moran
Matthew Shipp

26. Organist of the Year
Joey DeFrancesco
Larry Goldings
Dr. Lonnie Smith
Gary Versace
Sam Yahel

27. Violinist of the Year
Regina Carter
Mark Feldman
Jenny Scheinman
Billy Bang
Mark O’Connor

28. Bassist of the Year
(includes Acoustic & Electric)
Ron Carter
Charlie Haden
Dave Holland
Christian McBride
John Patitucci

29. Mallet Instrumentalist of the Year
Jason Adasiewicz
Gary Burton
Stefon Harris
Joe Locke
Steve Nelson

30. Percussionist of the Year
Cyro Baptista
Hamid Drake
Zakir Hussain
Kahil El’Zabar
Bobby Sanabria
Daniel Sadownick

31. Drummer of the Year
Brian Blade
Jack DeJohnette
Roy Haynes
Paul Motian
Jeff "Tain" Watts
Matt Wilson

32. Periodical of the Year
AllAboutJazz-New York
Down Beat
Jazz Times
Signal To Noise

33. Website of the Year

34. Blog of the Year
The Gig, Nate Chinen
A Blog Supreme, Patrick Jarenwattananon
Do The Math blog and webzine, Ethan Iverson
JazzWax, Marc Myers
Rifftides, Doug Ramsey

35. Best Book about Jazz
Jazz, Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux, W.W. Norton
I Walked With Giants: The Autobiography of Jimmy Heath, Jimmy Heath and Joseph McLaren, Temple University Press
Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original, Robin D.G. Kelley, Free Press
The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957 - 1965, Sam Stephenson, Alfred A. Knopf
Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong, Terry Teachout, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

36. Best Liner Notes
The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946), by Dan Morgenstern
Classic Artie Shaw Bluebird and Victor Sessions, by John McDonough

37. Photo of the Year
Submissions for Photo of the Year will be displayed on this site after May 10. Professional JJA members are voting in two rounds to choose the winner, to be announced at the Awards gala on June 14.

38. The Helen Dance–Robert Palmer Award for Review and Feature Writing
(Print and/or Online)

David Adler: Lerterland ; JazzTimes; Philadelphia Weekly; The Philadelphia Inquirer; Time Out New York; AllAboutJazz-New York
Nate Chinen: The New York Times; JazzTimes
Gary Giddins: JazzTimes, Vintage magazine
Marc Myers,
Doug Ramsey, Rifftides
Ben Ratliff, The New York Times

39. The Willis Conover–Marian McPartland Award for Broadcasting
Josh Jackson, Host of "The Checkout," "Live at the Village Vanguard,", Newark
Bobby Jackson, Music Director, WCPN, Ideastream,, Cleveland
Gary Walker, Music Director, Host of "Morning Jazz,", Newark
Jim Wilke, Host, "Jazz After Hours," Hatchcover Productions, Seattle, distributed by Public Radio International
Linda Yohn, Music Director, weekday morning host, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti

40. The Lona Foote–Bob Parent Award for Photography
Alan Nahigian: Down Beat, JazzTimes, Jazziz, AllAboutJazz, New York Times, Village Voice, Musica Jazz, jazz festival program books, album covers

Mitchell Seidel: Hot House, JazzTimes, Down Beat, Jazz Journal International, Swing Journal, Musica Jazz; album covers.

Herb Snitzer: Jazz -- A Visual Journey, Herb Snitzer: Photographs from the Last Years of Metronome; photography editor, associate editor Metronome; Life, Look, The Saturday Evening Post, Fortune, Time, New York Times, Herald Tribune.

41. Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism
Stanley Crouch: Considering Genius: Writings on Jazz; The Artificial White Man: Essays on Authenticity; Kansas City Lighting: The Life and Times of Young Charlie Parker; Notes of a Hanging Judge: Essays and Reviews, 1979 - 1989; fiction; columnist, New York Daily News; Jazz Times, Village Voice, liner notes.
Paul deBarros: Seattle Times; newspapers in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver; Down Beat, Signal To Noise, Coda, Jazz Times; radio: NPR "Jazz Riffs"; co-founder Earshot Jazz; co-leader, JJA "Who Asked You Anyway?" critics clinics; Jackson Street After Hours, liner notes.
Don Heckman: The International Review of Music), Notes from the Left Coast ; the Los Angeles Times, Jazz Times; 1960s-'70s: The New York Times, Village Voice, Down Beat, Metronome, the Jazz Review, liner notes.
Bill Milkowski: Jazz Times, Modern Drummer, Guitar Player, Bass Player, Pulse Guitar Club (Italy), Jazzthing (Germany), Jazziz, Tower Pulse!, Down Beat, Fi magazine, Good Times (Long Island), Cityside (Milwaukee); Rockers, Jazzbos and Visionaries, Jaco: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Jaco Pastoruis, Swing It! An Annotated History of Jive, overnight dj, WWOZ ("Milkman's Matinee"), liner notes.
W. Royal Stokes: Growing Up With Jazz; Living the Jazz Life; The Jazz Scene; Swing Era New York: The Jazz Photographs of Charles Peterson; former editor, JJA Jazz Notes and festival reviewer,; Washington Post, Jazz Times, Down Beat; radio host, "I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say. . . ", "Since Minton's", liner notes.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Smokestack Lightnin’s Top 25 Blues CDs for May 2010

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Smokestack Lightnin’s Top 25 Blues CDs for May 2010
Smokestack Lightnin' features the very best New Blues and newly reissued Classic Blues, Adult R&B, Adult Soul, Blues Rock, Zydeco Blues, and Gospel. Although the show is predominately music, hosts Paul Newnum, Tommy Thompson, Marvin Rooks and Rob McKinney frequently dispense brief gems of information about the music and these great musicians. The show is broadcast from the New Blues Capital of the American South, Orlando, Florida.

#25 Johnny Moeller/Raise Your Hands/Bloogaloo/Severn
#24 Heat/Let’s Live It Up/Let’s Live it Up/Delmark
#23 The Black Keys/Tighten Up/Brothers/Nonesuch
#22 Peter Parcek/ Me Baby/The Mathematics Of Love/Redstar
#21 Rocky Jackson/Stop Breakin’ Down/Testify!/High Life
#20 Nick Moss/Louise/Privileged/Blue Bella
#19 Otis Taylor & Moore/Lee & Arnez/Clovis People Vol. 3/Telarc
#18 Lucky Peterson/Brown Can’t Be Bad/Heart Of Pain/JSP
#17 Joe Bonamassa/Three Times A Fool/Black Rock/J&R Adventures
#16 Seasick Steve/Big Green & Yeller/Man From Another Time/Atlantic
#15 Nasty Ned/Money Can’t Buy You/Roots 52
#14 Harper/Weaker Man/Stand Together/Blind Pig
#13 Guitar Shorty/Get Off/Bare Knuckle/Alligator
#12 Josh Charles/Love Work & Money/Love Work & Money/CC Entertainment
#11 Magic Slim & The Teardrops/Sunny Road Blues/Raising The Bar/Blind Pig
#10 Nick Fletcher/Natural Anthem/My Turn/Eclecto Groove
#9 The Holmes Brothers/Pledging My Love/Feed My Soul/Alligator
#8 Solomon Burke/It Must Be Love/Nothing’s Impossible/E1
#7 Tad Robinson/On & On/Back In Style/Severn
#6 Michael Landau & Robben Ford/Who Do You Think You Are?/Renegade Creation/BBI
#5 John Nemeth/Home In Your Heart/Name The Day/Blind Pig
#4 Mark Hummel/Honey Bee Blues/Retro-Active/Electro Fi
#3 Pat Travers/Sittin’ On Top Of The World/Covering Clapton: From Cream and Beyond/BBI
#2 Janiva Magness/I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down/The Devil Is An Angel Too/Alligator
#1 Mannish Boys/Way Down South/Shake For Me/Delta Groove
Mannish Boys/Champagne & Reefer/Shake For Me/Delta Groove

Honorable Mentions for May 2010

Willie Buck/How Can I Be Nice To You?/The Life I Love/Delmark
Woodleg Odd/I Will Get By/One Step Ahead/self
Anders Osborne/On The Road To Charlie Parker/American Patchwork/Alligator
Shakura Saida/Gonna Tell My Baby/Brown Sugar/Ruf
Peter Carp & Sue Foley/Scared/He Said, She Said/Blind Pig
Cyril Neville/The Times They Are A’ Changin’/The Essential Cyril Neville 1994-2007/MC


Matthew Stubbs/Tube Top Temptation/Medford & Main/Blue Bella