JazzWeek, the the definitive national jazz radio airplay charting organization, has released their nominees for their 2010 JazzWeek Awards and a number of Northwest organizations are represented.

For the third year in a row Origin Records was nominated for Record Label of the Year along with Concord Records, HighNote/Savant, Mack Avenue, Posi-Tone and Resonance Records.

Saxophonist Hadley Caliman‘s most-recent release, Straight Ahead, was nominated for Record of the Year. Other nominees for Record of the Year include: Dave Holland Octet, Tia Fuller, Gerald Wilson Orchestra (which Hadley Caliman played with many years ago), Orrin Evans and Claudio Roditi (whom Hadley shared the stage with at The Ballard Jazz Festival).

Spokane radio station KEWU picked up two nominations. The station was nominated for Station of the Year and their Program Director, Elizabeth Farriss, received a nomination for Programmer of the Year.

Awards will be announced during the JazzWeek Summit 2010 in Rochester, NY, June 17-19.


3. Station of the Year — Markets 80+
KANU, Lawrence
KCCK, Cedar Rapids
KEWU, Spokane
WAER, Syracuse
WGLT, Normal
WJSU, Jackson

6. Programmer of the Year — Markets 80+

Gina Carter, WJSU
Eric Cohen, WAER
Elizabeth Farriss, KEWU
Barry Gaston, KMUW
Bob McWilliams, KANU
Bob Stewart, KCCK

8. Record of the Year
Decisive Steps — Tia Fuller (Mack Avenue)
Detroit — Gerald Wilson Orchestra (Mack Avenue)
Faith In Action — Orrin Evans (Posi-Tone)
Pathways — Dave Holland Octet (Dare2)
Simpatico — Claudio Roditi (Resonance)
Straight Ahead — Hadley Caliman (Origin)

9. Label of the Year
Mack Avenue

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