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When the smoke cleared and the judges had made a most difficult decision, it was 64 year old Teri Thornton who emerged victorious. The Detroit native had captured first place in the 1998 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition. Along with this distinction came a $20,000 prize. In second place was 20 year old Jane Monheit from New York and third place went to Roberta Gambarini from Italy. They were awarded $10,000 and $5,000 respectively.

From a field of well over 200 applica …

Every year during the last week of June, thousands of music lovers descend upon the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in upstate New York to enjoy a great weekend of jazz. This year was no exception, with an estimated 25,000 expected to attend daily. Although the name of the event has changed a few times over the years, (such as the Kool Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Saratoga, and Saratoga Jazz Festival), it's still a weekend get-a-way that's looked forward to by northeasterners from sever
Established in 1992, the Annual East Coast Jazz Festival (ECJF) provides an opportunity for the Fish Middleton Jazz Scholarship Fund, Inc. (FMJS) to present live jazz music to the community (encouraging the attendance of children), as well as an avenue to hold the final selection round for FMJS Jazz Scholarship Awards to emerging artists. The late Elmore "Fish" Middleton was a Washington DC jazz radio programmer who was committed to promoting jazz and supporting emerging artists. The mission of