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2016 JazzWeek Awards Announced

Categories include Station of the Year, Presenter of the Year and more

Blue Note Records President Don Was (center) accepted the award for Label of the Year, with GROOV Marketing and Promotion’s Josh Ellman (left) and Mark Rini
From left: Promoter Dr. Jazz; Eric Jackson, WGBH; Dr. Brad Stone,; Joe Fields, HighNote Records; Mike Hurzon, the Tracking Station; Gary Vercelli, Capital Public Radio and Ed Trefzger, JazzWeek

On Aug. 11, at the 2016 JazzWeek Summit, which took place at Vyne Bistro in San Jose, Calif., the publication presented awards in 11 categories, including Station of the Year, Presenter of the Year and Promoter of the Year, as well as two new awards.

KSDS, San Diego, won Station of the Year for a radio station with 40 hours a week or more of jazz programming; KANU, Lawrence, Kan., won Station of the Year in the category of stations with less than 40 hours of jazz programming a week; and Public Radio International (PRI) received a Station of the Year Award for its Jazz After Hours program in the Internet or non-terrestrial or syndicators category.

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