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Big Easy Foundation Announces Music Award Nominees

click to enlarge Theresa Andersson is nominated for Best Female Performer.
  • Theresa Andersson is nominated for Best Female Performer.

The Big Easy Foundation this week announced nominees for its 2010 Big Easy Music Awards. Special awards will go to Entertainer of the Year Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and Germaine Bazzle, who will be honored for lifetime achievement. Irma Thomas is the Honorary Music Awards Chairperson.

  There are awards for 21 music categories ranging from traditional jazz and gospel to DJ/electronica and heavy metal. Other honors include best male and female performer and best album of 2009. Winners will be announced at the Big Easy Awards on Monday, Apr. 19, 2010, at Mardi Gras World (East Bank) River City Ballroom. The program includes both music and theater awards, and there will be perfomances by nominated artists. The event is sponsored by Gambit, Abita Brewing Co. and Coleman E. Adler and Sons. For ticket information and reservations, call 483-3129 or click here.

2010 Big Easy Music Awards NOMINATIONS

Special Awards:

Entertainer of the Year

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews

Honorary Music Awards Chairperson

Irma Thomas

Lifetime Achievement Award

Germaine Bazzle

Nominations:

BEST MALE PERFORMER

Alex McMurray

Big Sam Williams

Glen David Andrews

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews

BEST FEMALE PERFORMER

Germaine Bazzle

Helen Gillet

Shannon McNally

Theresa Andersson

BEST ALBUM OF 2009

Bright Mississippi, Allen Toussaint

Choices, Terence Blanchard

How to Be a Cannonball, Alex McMurray

New Orleans Duets, Tom McDermott

BEST TRADITIONAL JAZZ

Evan Christopher

Hot Club of New Orleans

click to enlarge Terence Blanchard is nominated for Best Album for Choices and Best Contemporary Jazz. - PHOTO BY JENNY BAGERT
  • Photo by Jenny Bagert
  • Terence Blanchard is nominated for Best Album for Choices and Best Contemporary Jazz.

Dr. Michael White

BEST CONTEMPORARY JAZZ

Germaine Bazzle

Jason Marsalis

Terence Blanchard

BEST CONTEMPORARY BRASS BAND

Rebirth Brass Band

Soul Rebels

TBC Brass Band

BEST TRADITIONAL BRASS BAND

Algiers Brass Band

Pinstripe Brass Band

Storyville Stompers

BEST GOSPEL CHOIR

Franklin Avenue Baptist Church

Tyrone Foster and the Arc Singers

McDonogh 35 High School

BEST GOSPEL GROUP/INDIVIDUAL

Leo Jackson Jr. and the Melody Clouds

Rocks of Harmony

Electrifying Crown Seekers

BEST FUNK

Big Sam's Funky Nation

Ivan Neville and Dumpstaphunk

Papa Grows Funk

BEST RHYTHM AND BLUES

Brother Tyrone

click to enlarge Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews will be honored as Entertainer of the Year and is nominated for Best Male Performer. - PHOTO BY KIRK EDWARDS
  • Photo by Kirk Edwards
  • Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews will be honored as Entertainer of the Year and is nominated for Best Male Performer.

Ernie Vincent and the Top Notes

Joe Krown Trio with Walter "Wolfman" Washington & Russell Batiste Jr.

BEST RAP/HIP HOP

DJ Jubilee

Juvenile

Truth Universal

BEST BLUES

Anders Osborne, Jumpin' Johnny Sansone and John Fohl

Coco Robichaux

Guitar Lightnin' Lee

BEST ROCK

Bonerama

MyNameIsJohnMichael

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews

BEST ROOTS ROCK

The Happy Talk Band

Honey Island Swamp Band

Paul Sanchez

BEST ZYDECO

Buckwheat Zydeco

Jeffery Broussard

Nathan Williams & the Zydeco Cha Chas

BEST CAJUN

David Greeley

Lost Bayou Ramblers

click to enlarge Ivan Neville (second from right) and Dumpstaphunk are nominated for Best Funk Band.
  • Ivan Neville (second from right) and Dumpstaphunk are nominated for Best Funk Band.

Pine Leaf Boys

BEST COUNTRY/FOLK

Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue

Spencer Bohren

Zachary Richard

BEST LATIN

Los Po-Boy-Citos

Mas Mamones

Otra

BEST WORLD MUSIC/REGGAE

Gov't Majik

Gringo do Choro

Wazozo

BEST EMERGING GROUP OR ARTIST

Generationals

Mia Borders

Sasha Masakowski

BEST DJ/ELECTRONICA

DJ Captain Charles

DJ Soul Sister

click to enlarge MyNameIsJohnMichael is nominated for Best Rock.
  • MyNameIsJohnMichael is nominated for Best Rock.

Gravity A

BEST HEAVY METAL

Down

EyeHateGod

Goatwhore

BEST MIXED BAG

Imagination Movers

The New Orleans Bingo! Show

Panorama Jazz Band

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click to enlarge Irma Thomas is the Honorary Music Awards Chairperson - PHOTO BY RICK OLIVIER
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