published April 30, 2019 | posted by detroit
Outstanding Jazz Artist:
Outstanding Jazz Group:
Planet D Nonet
Outstanding Jazz Composer:
Outstanding Jazz Recording:
Mulgrew-ology by Scott Gwinnell
DMAF awards are similar to the Grammy Awards presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Award winners are determined by local musicians and music industry professionals in southeast Michigan, and presented in eleven music genres; Americana, Blues, Classical, Country, Electronic/Dance, Gospel, Jazz, Rap, Rock, Urban, and World. The Detroit Music Awards is the only local music awards in the nation to be presented by a not-for-profit organization. Voting is accomplished entirely via the internet.
Previous DMAF events have featured electrifying performances and guest appearances by some of Detroit's most glittering music legends: Was (Not Was), Eminem with D12, The Clark Sisters, Kid Rock, Martha Reeves, Smokey Robinson, Bob Seger, Glenn Frey, The Miracles, Grand Funk Railroad, George Clinton and Parliament, and Ted Nugent, among many others. The annual award show also spotlights outstanding emerging local musicians.