Jazz Awards 2012–Jazz Inside Announces Winning Artists, Albums & More
Jazz Music Awards 2012 Empowers Artists In Musician-Driven, No-Strings-Attached Voting To Select Winning Performers, Recordings
Jazz Music Awards 2012 – The Jazz Inside Jazz Music Awards announced the winners of the 2012 voting in each of 28 categories. Among the winners are Wayne Shorter for Lifetime Achievement; Miguel Zenon for his recording The Puerto Rican Songbook as Album Of The Year; Wes Montgomery, Echoes of Indiana Avenue, as Re-Issued / Historical Recording of The Year; and Keith Jarrett Trio for Best Group. In addition, there are a stellar group of winners in an array of other Instrumental and Vocal categories. Go here for a complete listing of the jazz award winners and top ten vote-getters in each category: http://www.JazzNewswire.com/jazz-awards-jazz-inside-jazz-awards-2012-winners
With voting open to the broadest demographic of professionals that populate the musical niche – and with the premise of giving artists-musicians a significant voice - the 2012 voters included a diverse group of active artist-musicians, writers, educators, record label executives, venue owners and managers, publicists, and industry participants.
The 2012 ballots fairly included numerous nominees in every category, and each ballot included the options for write-ins. The primary goal of these Jazz Music Awards each year is to provide recognition and high visibility, based on merit, for artist-musicians and active industry participants.
The Jazz Music Awards were created so that the award recipients could be determined by the professional artist-musicians themselves. The artist-musicians have the deepest, most profound, and intimate understanding of the music and the creative process, and are many times the most knowledgeable about the entire music scene.
Designed to make participation by professionals as transparent and easy as possible, the creator of the The Jazz Music Awards, Eric Nemeyer, Publisher stated, “We wanted to ensure that musicians and business professionals would not be marginalized from participating as a result of barriers to entry - including costs for memberships, costs for events, products or services, or travel. These Awards ensure that every professional who desires to have a say in the results can do so without strings attached. No one has to buy anything or join any groups or organizations.”
Nemeyer continued: “As a music lover, performer, composer, publisher and business professional in the music world for the past three-plus decades, I know that there are readers’ polls, critics’ polls, writers’ polls and awards created by companies and organizations and their memberships. We created these awards so that artist-musicians would be properly represented and have a direct and significant influence upon the results. There are already ample numbers of polls and awards conducted from the vantage point of the “outside looking in.” I wanted the results of these awards to be heavily reflective of the ideas of musicians, as I am one - opinions that often get overlooked in place of those provided by ‘experts’”.
About Jazz Inside:
Jazz Inside Magazine is published monthly and is available in print, and as a digitally-downloadable online edition. Each issue ranges from 64 to 100 pages and is designed to satisfy the tastes of the broadest demographic group that populates the jazz landscape. Monthly features include in-depth interviews with influential artists, emerging musicians, industry professionals, innovators, and champions of America’s Original Art Form. In addition to informative articles, and reviews of recordings by a select staff of knowledgeable and experienced experts, the magazine includes a comprehensive calendar listing of events, concerts and club performances, and a directory of venues, schools and resources in New York. The magazine also includes motivational quotes and articles, and takes an overall positive approach to the music – all in an independent voice that stays above the fray. As the creator of Jazz Inside Magazine, and previously the creator and publisher of Jazz Improv Magazine , Mr. Nemeyer is the one jazz musician who has published jazz magazines for the past 15 years. Bolstered by an understanding of the challenges and attitudes embodied and experienced by the music and its makers, the magazine focuses on nurturing a deeper appreciation and intimate understanding of the music and its creators.
Go here to download a complimentary copy of the current issue of Jazz Inside Magazine: http://jazzinsidemagazine.com/publications/guide/june-2012
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