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Wednesday, 26 December 2012 18:24

The Jazzies: City Paper's Best D.C. Jazz in 2012

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The Washington City Paper released The Jazzies: D.C.'s Best Jazz in 2012. A heartfelt congratulations to all the honorees this year that make D.C. such a great place to hear live jazz. Here are a few shots from the last year of most of those recognized by the City Paper as the best in the area at what they do:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR / BEST PERCUSSIONIST:
Victor Provost

Victor Provost, steel drum The Making of the Love Album at Twins Jazz

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RECORDING OF THE YEAR:
Antonio Parker, Steppin' Out: Live @ HR-57

Tied with Blake Meister, Septagon

Antonio Parker, saxophone, Cheney Thomas, bass and Keith Killgo, drums with Antonio Parker Quartet at HR-57

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BEST TRUMPETER:
Thad Wilson

Thad Wilson, trumpet with Thad Wilson Quartet at HR-57

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BEST TROMBONIST:
Corey Wallace

Corey Wallace, trombone with Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra at Bohemian Caverns

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BEST TENOR SAXOPHONIST:
Lyle Link

Lyle Link, saxophone with Akua Allrich with Akua Allrich at Bohemian Caverns

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BEST BARITONE SAXOPHONIST:
Brad Linde

Brad Linde with Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra at Bohemian Caverns

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BEST PIANIST:
Allyn Johnson

Allyn Johnson, piano with Elijah Balbed Quintet at Bohemian Caverns

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BEST BASSIST:
Tarus Mateen

Tarus Mateen, bass with Tarus Mateen Trio at Bohemian Caverns

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BEST DRUMMER:
Lenny Robinson

Lenny Robinson, drums with Kiyem Ade Sextet at Bohemian Caverns

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BEST VOCALIST:
Akua Allrich

Akua Allrich, vocals with Akua Allrich at Bohemian Caverns

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BEST VENUE:
Bohemian Caverns

Most of the photos on this post were taken at Bohemian Caverns. To view all photos taken at Bohemian Caverns by Timothy Forbes Photography, check out the Galleries page or go to Flickr.

BEST LARGE ENSEMBLE:
Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra

Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra with Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra at Bohemian Caverns

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