Delmark Records has been nominated as a Label, for the DOWNBEAT Reader’s Poll. Four Delmark artists got nominations for Blues Album: Jimmy Johnson, Linsey Alexander, Sharon Lewis and Dave Specter. Specter has also been nominated in the Blues Artist category along with singer Sharon Lewis.
SEE THE COMPLETE LIST including artists from the Delmark catalogue nominated in several categories:
Label: Delmark Records
Blues artist or group: Sharon Lewis, Dave Specter
Blues album: Jimmy Johnson “Every Day of Your Life”; Linsey Alexander “Live at Rosa’s”; Dave Specter “Blues From the Inside Out”.
Hall of Fame: Anthony Braxton
Jazz Artist: Eric Alexander (also nominated for tenor), Nicole Mitchell (also nominated for flute), Paquito D’Rivera (also for alto sax & clarinet)
Baritone sax & bass clarinet: Ken Vandermark
Organ: Chris Foreman
Female Vocalist: Dee Alexander
Vibraphone: Jason Adasiewicz
Guitar: Jeff Parker
Percussion: Chad Taylor, Kahil El–Zabar
Miscellaneous instruments: Fred Lomberg-Holm (cello), Tomyko Reed (cello)
Composer: Roscoe Mitchell, AnthonyBraxton