Awards http://kplu.org en Jazz journalists honor local "Jazz Hero" http://kplu.org/post/jazz-journalists-honor-local-jazz-hero <p><a href="http://www.jazzhouse.org/noff/?page_id=10">The Jazz Journalists Association</a> held its annual awards ceremony on Saturday June 11.&nbsp; A new award category was added this year:&nbsp; Jazz Hero.&nbsp; According to JJA,&nbsp; Jazz Heroes are <strong>activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz who have had significant impact in their local communities. </strong></p><p>Honored as a Jazz Hero this year was Seattle&#39;s John Gilbreath, executive director of Earshot Jazz, radio host, artistic director of the Bellevue Jazz Festival and Seattle Art Museum&#39;s Art of Jazz concert series.&nbsp; Congratulations, John!</p><p><a href="http://www.jjajazzawards.org/p/2011-winners-jja-jazz-awards.html" target="_blank">See the complete list of this year&#39;s winners, including Lifetime Achievement in Jazz and Musician of the Year</a>.</p><p> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 18:25:51 +0000 Robin Lloyd 1849 at http://kplu.org Jazz journalists honor local "Jazz Hero" KPLU School of Jazz wins national education award! http://kplu.org/post/kplu-school-jazz-wins-national-education-award <p><strong>KPLU has received the Service to America Award from the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) for its School of Jazz program.&nbsp;</strong></p><p>The award recognizes outstanding community service by local broadcasters.&nbsp; Winners will be honored at the Celebration of Service to America Awards dinner on Monday, June 6, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.</p><p><a href="http://schoolofjazz.org/2011/05/11/school-of-jazz-wins-national-education-award/"><strong>Read more</strong></a></p><p> Wed, 11 May 2011 18:24:02 +0000 Justin Steyer 1577 at http://kplu.org KPLU School of Jazz wins national education award!