Drummer Byron Vannoy (pictured with daughter Olivia and emcee Jim Wilke) and his group, Meridian, had the 2008 NW recording of the Year

Hadley Caliman won the award for Acoustic Jazz Ensemble and NW Concert of the Year

Saxophonist Mark Taylor was named 2008 NW Jazz Instrumentalist

Thomas Marriott and his Willie Nelson Project won the award for NW ‘Outside’ Jazz Group (apologies to Tom … I was onstage so I couldn’t take a picture – Matt J.)

Saxophonist Neil Welch was named Emerging Artist of 2008

Greta Matassa was again named NW Vocalist of the Year

Jazz Program Director Gordon Todd accepting the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame award for KBCS 91.3fm

Bassist Phil Sparks is accepted in the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame

Tula’s Jazz Club owner Mack Waldron received a special award for service to the jazz community.

Golden Ear Award