Monday, April 23, 2012

Big Easy Music Award winners announced

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Rebirth Brass Band won Entertainer of the Year.
The 2012 Big Easy Music Awards winners were announced tonight at a gala at Harrah's New Orleans. Awards in 24 categories and six special awards were handed out at the gala hosted by Johnny Vidacovich.

The Big Easy Awards is New Orleans' premier event honoring the musical talent of a city world renowned for its performing arts. Honorees are nominated by a designated committee in 24 categories with up to four nominees in each category. In addition, there are several awards chosen by the Executive Producer with the advice of an advisory committee, the nominating committee and the editorial staff at Gambit.

2012 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Rebirth Brass Band

2012 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Walter “Wolfman” Washington

2012 MUSIC HERITAGE AWARD
Henry Gray

2012 AMBASSADORS OF NEW ORLEANS MUSIC
Preservation Hall Jazz Band

2012 SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
Dithyrambalina
The Music Box

2012 BUSINESS RECOGNITION AWARD
Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living

BEST TRADITIONAL JAZZ 2011
Preservation Hall Jazz Band

BEST CONTEMPORARY JAZZ 2011
Helen Gillet

BEST TRADITIONAL BRASS BAND 2011
The Storyville Stompers

BEST CONTEMPORARY BRASS BAND 2011
Rebirth Brass Band

BEST GOSPEL CHOIR 2011
Tyrone Foster & The Arc Singers

BEST GOSPEL GROUP/INDIVIDUAL 2011
Trin-i-tee 5:7

BEST FUNK 2011
Galactic

BEST RHYTHM & BLUES 2011
Dr. John

BEST RAP/HIP HOP 2011
Big Freedia

BEST BLUES 2011
Tab Benoit

BEST HARD ROCK/HEAVY METAL 2011
Haarp

BEST ROCK 2011
GIVERS

BEST ROOTS ROCK 2011
Honey Island Swamp Band

BEST COUNTRY/FOLK 2011
Hurray for the Riff Raff

BEST ZYDECO 2011
Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha-Chas

BEST CAJUN 2011
Lost Bayou Ramblers

BEST LATIN 2011
Los Po-Boy-Citos

BEST WORLD 2011
Debauche

BEST MIXED BAG 2011
The New Orleans Bingo! Show

BEST EMERGING ARTIST 2011
Brass-A-Holics “Gogo Brass Funk” Band

BEST DJ/ELECTRONICA 2011
Mannie Fresh

BEST MALE PERFORMER 2011
Trombone Shorty

BEST FEMALE PERFORMER 2011
Meschiya Lake

BEST ALBUM OF 2011
Rebirth Brass Band
Rebirth of New Orleans
Tracey Freeman


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