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Jazz Journalists Association Names 2019 Slate of Jazz Heroes

22 activists, advocates from across the U.S. honored

Twenty-two activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz in 20 U.S. cities were announced as 2019 Jazz Heroes by the Jazz Journalists Association on April 1.

The award winners, from Amherst, Mass. to Los Angeles, and from Seattle to south Florida, are presenters, educators, nonprofit administrators, public faces of grassroots organizations, and in several cases active players. All were recognized for helping to sustain and develop jazz.

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