2004 JazzWeek Awards
Jaco Pastorius Big Band's Word of Mouth Revisited
named Record of the Year
ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 17 —Jazz radio
stations and programmers, jazz record labels, and jazz radio
promoters were honored recently by their peers during the
JazzWeek Awards Luncheon, part of the 2004 JazzWeek
Summit, a jazz radio and industry conference.
In categories for major markets (radio markets 1-25): WBGO
(Newark, N.J.) was named Station of the Year and Arturo Gomez,
music director at KUVO (Denver Colo.) was voted Programmer of
In categories for medium markets (radio markets 26-100), WGMC
(Rochester, N.Y.) was awarded Station of the Year, and Brad
Stone, music director at KSJS (San Jose, Calif.) was named
Programmer of the Year.
In categories for smaller markets (radio markets 101 and
smaller), KCCK (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) picked up two awards. KCCK
won Station of the Year and Programmer of the Year went to music
director Bob Stewart.
Terry Coen, vice president of promotion at Palmetto Records,
was named Label Promotion Representative of the Year and Groov
Marketing and Consulting was voted Independent Promotion Company
of the Year.
Winning for a second year in a row, MAXJAZZ Records was honored
as Independent Label of the Year. Telarc Records was chosen as
Label of the Year, the Jaco Pastorius Big Band Word of
Mouth Revisited (Heads Up) was named Record of the Year,
and pianist Michel Camilo received the award for Artist of the
Francis Roark accepting the award for 'Jazz Week Record of
the Year' on behalf of his Grandpa Jaco.
"To be honored by the radio community for choosing the
Jaco Pastorius Big Band's Word of Mouth Revisited as
Record of the Year, Michel Camilo as Artist of the Year,
and Telarc as Label of the Year is truly a career highlight for
me," said Dave Love, president of Heads Up, an affiliate of
Telarc. "To be recognized by you, who are so important in the
jazz community, is really overwhelming. I respect all of you for
what you do to keep this music alive and keep bringing it to
Record promoter Dick LaPalm received the ceremony's Duke
DuBois Humanitarian Award for his contributions to jazz radio
and dedication to the many jazz artists he has represented over
the years. The award is named for the late drummer turned record
promoter, who, in his five decades in jazz, mentored many people
in the industry, and whose devotion to the music, to artists, to
education, and to his many friends, continues to inspire those
in jazz radio and promotion.
"To have been named the recipient of the Duke Dubois
Humanitarian Award is a humbling experience, and I'm not one who
humbles easily," said LaPalm. "I was privileged to know Duke
very well, both in business and socially. He was, indeed, a
prince among men. So to be honored in his name is something
beyond my wildest dreams. I feel extremely proud and say thank
Radio stations, program syndicators, voted upon nominees and
winners and satellite and cable broadcasters who supply airplay
data to JazzWeek, and by record labels and promoters who
subscribe to JazzWeek's data services. Awards were
presented June 5, 2004.
Tax deductible donations to a scholarship fund created as a
memorial to Duke DuBois may be contributed to: The Duke DuBois
Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o International Association for
Jazz Education, PO Box 724, Manhattan, KS 66505-0724.
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