KC Jazz Ambassadors present first JAM Musician Awards December 14
The evening will kick off with a 7 p.m. opening set from the UMKC Conservatory Jazz Ensemble, after which awards will be announced for 14 categories.
The initial round of voting began in March, with the top four in each category making the final ballot to be distributed to Jazz Ambassadors, local musicians, and jazz fans around the metro area.
“We received 670 ballots for everyone’s favorite Kansas City jazz musicians,” JAM Magazine’s David Basse says. “It should be a great night, recognizing KC’s favorite jazz guitarist, vocalist, sax and trumpet players, pianists—everybody, plus categories for favorite jazz clubs, concert venues, and radio shows.”
There is no cover charge or ticketing required this year, with music continuing at Johnnie’s after the festivities.
Favorite Jazz Vocalist:
Favorite Jazz Trumpet Player:
Favorite Jazz Sax Player:
Favorite Jazz Bass Player:
Favorite Jazz Pianist:
Favorite Jazz Trombone Player:
Favorite Jazz Guitarist:
Favorite Jazz Organist:
Favorite Jazz Drummer: