The nominees for the I/O Jazz Awards have been posted for voting on the Lucid website. Make sure and go online and vote. The I/O Jazz Awards will be held Monday, May 31 at Benaroya Hall’s S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium.

Outstanding Vocalist: Alisha Roney, Greta Matassa, Emily McIntosh, Flora McGill, Bridgid Roney

Outstanding Instrumentalist: Eric Verlinde, Evan Flory-Barnes, Alexey Nikolaev, Randy Halberstadt, Scott Morning

Rising Star (16-25): Jon Sheckler, Andy Clausen, Brendan O’Donnel

Contribution to The Community: Faire Gallery Cafe, Clarence Acox, Ev Stern

Free-Jazz Band of The Year: Speak, Bad Luck Band, Operation ID

Straight Ahead Album of the Year: Straight Ahead by Hadley Caliman, Unreal Reality by Industrial Revelation, Spectre by Mark Taylor

Latin Jazz Album of the Year: Manghis Khan (Live at Sonarchy), Live at Caramoor (Jovino Santos), Sambatuque – Brazilian Songbird

Mixed Genre Album of the Year: Hardcoretet – experiments in vibe, Guardian Ear, Gravity – Grimy

Band of the Year: The Fabulous Party Boys, The Teaching, McTuff

Most Dynamic Concert: Acknowledgment of a Celebration, Soul Kata at the Triple Door, Lucid Anniversary w/ the Teaching

Outstanding Stage Presence: Jason Parker, Mark Sampson, Owuor Arunga

Composition of the Year:
Con Miki (Tim Carey), Acknowledgement of a celebration (Evan Flory Barnes), Beautiful Brooklyn (The Teaching)

Outstanding Lyricist: Katrina Kope, Darrius Willrich, Michele Khazak

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