PA Jazz Collective

Artist of the Year

Current Members List | 2017 Members List | 2016 Members List | 2015 Members List

Initial Contributors
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Artist of the Year | Artist Members

Artists of the Year

Nelson Hill
2012
Nelson Hill
Saxophone
Tom Kozic
2013
Tom Kozic
Guitar
Craig Kastelnik
2014
Craig Kastelnik
B3 Organ
Gary Rissmiller
2015
Gary Rissmiller
Drums
Bill Washer
2016
Bill Washer
Guitar
2017
Paul Rostock
Bass

Artist of the Year Criteria

Individual must have demonstrated musical competence. The criteria to be used in judging competence include
all or most of of below list as follows:

Musician has history of tour & performance credits

       Overall musicianship | Proficiency at instrument | Overall jazz  creativity | Influence on Jazz Art Form

  • Musician has history of Recording and/or Production credits
  • Musician has history of Teaching credits | Overall Educational impact | Impact on young musicians
  • Musician has history of Educational attainment – degrees
  • Musician has history of Military service as musician (in premier band)

     Local geographic ties include: Born, Raised, Currently residing in region

Voting takes place in January at the monthly Board Meeting. Honor is presented at April Awards & PA Jazz Idol program.

The voting committee includes: current board members, advisory board members, past board members, past Artists of the Year and artistic director & admin. assistant. There are a total of 23 votes for Artist of the Year for 2018.