(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) Jazz Awards 2004, the eighth annual presentation of honors to jazz musicians and their supporters, has listed five producers/promoters as Jazz Producer of the Year: Andre Menard (Festival International de Jazz de Montreal), George Wein (Festival Productions), Randall Kline (SFJazz), Tim Jackson (Monterey Jazz Festival) and Todd Barkan (Jazz@Lincoln Center). All five were also nominated last year along with Patricia Nicholson Parker (Vision Fest, a New York event), who shared the award with Wein.
The awards will be handed out June 15 at B.B. King's Blues Club and Grill in New York. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen
On the Web: www.jazzjournalistsawards.com