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: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=58178

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