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JazzReview.com supports guitarist Joe Fuentes as the Best New Artist of the Year

The polls are open for the public to choose the best smooth jazz artists of the year. 2002 marks the 3rd time for The National Smooth Jazz Awards Show. This year’s event will take place at the Golden Hall in San Diego California on March 2, 2002 at 7 PM (Pacific Time). Hosted by Mr. Personality himself, saxman Dave Koz and broadcast nationally on all participating smooth jazz radio stations, this show should be an event to remember.

Stay tuned to your local smooth jazz radio station where you could be the lucky winner of a special 2002 National Smooth Jazz Awards prize package. The package will include round trip airfare for two, hotel accommodations, two tickets to the National Smooth Jazz Awards Show in San Diego, California and two 2002 National Smooth Jazz Awards CD compilations. Best of luck and make sure you cast your vote today! Polls close on February 10th, 2002.

Submit your vote online by going to the voting poll at:
www.nationalsmoothjazzawards.com/votingbooth_temp.cfm

JazzReview.com’s picks for this year are the following:

BEST NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
- Joe Fuentes


SAXOPHONIST OF THE YEAR
- Dave Koz

BRASS PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
- Rick Braun

GUITARIST OF THE YEAR
- Peter White

KEYBOARDIST OF THE YEAR
- Ramsey Lewis

BASSIST OF THE YEAR
- Brian Bromberg

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR
- Harvey Mason

PERCUSSIONIST OF THE YEAR
- Sheila E

VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
- Al Jarreau

GROUP OF THE YEAR
- Rippingtons

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
- Paul Brown

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
- Diana Krall

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
- Dave Koz

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
"Medicine Man" (George Benson/Joe Sample)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
- "Kisses In The Rain" (Rick Braun)

SONG OF THE YEAR
- "Kisses In The Rain" (Rick Braun)

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