JazzWeek Award Winners Announced

For radio station program directors, record label representatives and jazz artists, the JazzWeek Awards recognize excellence in performance, promotion, marketing and artist relations.
Vocalist of the Year went to Kurt Elling who also recently won the Male Jazz Singer of the Year award from the Jazz Journalists Association and Instrumentalist of the Year went to saxophonist Chris Potter. The Jaco Pastorius Big Band won Record of the Year for The Word is Out, a collection of previously unreleased compositions.