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LAST CALL - DownBeat Readers Poll VOTING CLOSES Sun Aug 14
Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:09 am
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Voting closes soon in the 81th Annual DownBeat Readers poll! You don't even have to subscribe to the magazine - just love jazz.

Kurt has topped the DownBeat Readers Poll 8 times before. He was also named Male Vocalist of the Year in the DownBeat Critics Poll from 2000-2013 - an unprecedented 14 years in a row.

Voting closes Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST (UTC-5).

You can vote right now - on line - just as you are. Cool

Vote here: DOWNBEAT READERS POLL 2016

As always, DownBeat provides popular selections in each category for your convenience, but of course you're not limited to those. You can vote for anyone not on the list by typing in the name at My Choice at the end of each question.

You don't have to vote in every category, and you can exit the survey before you're done and come back later to right where you left off.

You can also change your votes and go back to previous pages.


However, once you click Done on the last page, you're done. Smile


P+T

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Super Quick < 2 min DownBeat Readers Poll Voter's Guide
Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:29 am
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VOTING FOR KURT ELLING - MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Maybe you don't have time to go through all the categories in the DownBeat Readers Poll and you just want to vote for Kurt for Male Vocalist of the Year.

If you also want to vote for Kurt in other categories (Jazz Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for Passion World), please see those instructions underneath the * * * * * below.

You can vote for Kurt for Male Vocalist of the Year right now - in less than 2 minutes!

Here's how:

1. Go directly to the first page of the 81th Annual DownBeat Readers Poll. Click Next to go to page 2.

2. Enter your name & e-mail to be eligible to vote.

3. Keep clicking Next at the bottom of each page until you get to Page 12. JAZZ VOCALISTS OF THE YEAR.

4. Male Vocalists are at the top. Find Kurt's name at the bottom of the first column and click the radio button next to it. The list is alphabetical by Last Name.

5. Then keep clicking Next at the bottom of each page until you get to the end, and then click Done.

That's it, you're done - in less than 2 minutes! Cool


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VOTING FOR KURT ELLING - JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR

If you have a little more time and you also want to vote for Kurt for Jazz Artist of the Year, go to Page 4. JAZZ ARTIST, GROUP AND BIG BAND OF THE YEAR.

Jazz Artists are at the top. Find Kurt's name toward the bottom of the 1st column and click the radio button next to it. The list is alphabetical by Last Name.


VOTING FOR KURT ELLING, PASSION WORLD - JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

If you want to vote for Passion World for Album of the Year, go to Page 5. JAZZ ALBUM/HISTORICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR.

Jazz Albums are at the top. Find Kurt Elling, Passion World (Concord) and click the radio button next to it. The list is alphabetical by artist First Name.

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The full Handy Voter's Guide for all categories is here.

Many thanks for whatever votes you have the time and inclination to cast for any and all of your jazz favorites this year!

Results will be announced in the December issue of DownBeat, out October 25, 2016.

Remember, VOTING CLOSES Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST (UTC-5) so please don't wait until the last minute!


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Handy DownBeat Readers Poll Voter's Guide - 2016
Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:42 am
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NOTE: If you don't have much time and you just want to vote for Kurt for Male Vocalist of the Year in under 2 minutes, please check out the Super Quick < 2 min DownBeat Readers Poll Voter's Guide in the previous item in this thread.

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Handy Voter's Guide for all the pages in the 81th Annual DownBeat Readers Poll

1. Welcome & instructions

2. Your name and e-mail address

3. HALL OF FAME
DownBeat provides a list of potential candidates, or you can type in your choice instead. They also include a list of people already in the Hall of Fame at the bottom of this page, so don't write them in.

4. JAZZ ARTIST, GROUP AND BIG BAND OF THE YEAR
Jazz Artist
Jazz Group
Big Band

NOTE: Kurt Elling is on the Jazz Artist of the Year popular selections list.

5. JAZZ ALBUM/HISTORICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Jazz Album (Released June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016)
Historical Album (Released June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016)

NOTE: Kurt Elling's Passion World (Concord) is on the Jazz Album of the Year popular selections list.

Upward Spiral, the new album by the Branford Marsalis Quartet with special guest Kurt Elling, was released June 10, 2016 and so falls just outside the period of this year's Readers poll.

6. BRASS ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
Trumpet
Trombone

7. REED ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
Soprano Saxophone
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Clarinet
Flute

8. KEYBOARDISTS OF THE YEAR
Piano
Keyboard
Organ

9. STRING ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
Guitar
Bass
Electric Bass
Violin

10. PERCUSSION ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
Drums
Vibraphone
Percussion

11. MISCELLANEOUS INSTRUMENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR

12. JAZZ VOCALISTS OF THE YEAR
Male Vocalist
Female Vocalist

NOTE: Kurt Elling is on the Male Vocalist popular selections list.

13. COMPOSER, ARRANGER & RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR
Composer
Arranger
Record Label

14. BLUES & BEYOND CATEGORIES
Blues Artist or Group
Blues Album (Released June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016)
Beyond Artist or Group
Beyond Album (Released June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016)

15. Thank you! Results will be in the December issue of DownBeat, out October 25, 2016.


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The DownBeat Readers Poll closes Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST (UTC-5).

Please cast your vote now, while you're thinking of it. Doesn't take long, and it's fun. And please tell all your jazz-loving friends, too.

Thanks for getting out the jazz vote!


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