Past Tenuto Award Recipients

Each year the DeMiero Jazz Festival selects one or more people who have made a significant contribution to the field of Jazz in association with the DeMiero Jazz Festival and recognizes them with the Tenuto Award. Here is a list of past Tenuto Award Winners.

2017Ann MacDonald, founder and director of "Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers"
2017Matt Falker, Mira Costa College composer, arranger, professor; leader of vocal quartet "True North"
2017Max Mendez, North Idaho College music educator
2017Michele Weir, arranger and clinician
2017Yvonne DeMiero, hospitality director, past DJF Board Secretary and Vice President
2016Dan Davison, Ballou JHS music educator and jazz choir director
2016Dick VanHollebeke, first DJF Board President, former President of the Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees
2016Edmonds Arts Commission (headed by Frances Chapin)
2016Josh Nelson, Jazz Pianist and Composer
2016Nich Anderson, former Board President, Vocal Jazz Instructor and Choir Director, Todd Beamer HS
2015Barbara Kindness, Board Member, Publicist
2015Edmonds Harbor Inn (Darlene Seymour & Jan Conner)
2015Shannon Howland, Transportation Coordinator
2015Tim Hauser, Founder, Manhattan Transfer
2015Tom McVicker, Chorale Director, Olympic High School
2014Allen & Marsha Lyons, Dedicated Festival Attendees
2014Kathy Miller, Meadowdale MS Music Educator
2014Keith Corning, Sound Engineer
2014Louise Uriu, Board Member, Volunteer Coordinator
2014Patrick McMahan, McMahan Licensing and Insurance
2014Vincent DeMiero, Board Member
2013Anita Kerr, Composer, Arranger, Jazz Vocalist
2013Carmen Bradford, Jazz Vocalist
2013Chris Olson, Corporate Sponsor
2013Dave Cazier, Educator
2013Tom & Barb Hawksford, Board Members
2012Barb Smith, Board Member
2012Bill Kennelly, Kennelly Keys Corporate
2012Greta Matassa, Jazz Vocalist
2012Kirk Marcy, Soundsation Director
2011John Pizzarelli, Jazz Guitar, Vocalist
2011Mary Van Meter, Board Member
2011W. Joe DeMiero, Board Member
2010Sara Gazarek, Jazz Vocalist
2010Symetra Financial, Corporate Sponsor
2009Sam & Evelyn Ewing, Private Contribution
2005Judy Filibeck , Inglemoor High School
2005Pat Castro , Snohomish High School
2004Clarence Acox , Garfield High School Band
2004Jon Hendricks, Professional vocalist, lyricist
2003Jim Wilke , KPLU FM 88.5
2003Roger Stansbury , AC Davis High School
2002Chris Youngberg , Ephrata High School
2002Dave Barduhn , Mt. Hood Community College
2001Dan Slater , Quincy High School
2000Kristin Korb , Central Washington University
1999Al Galante , Edmonds Community Col l ege
1998Gene Aitken , University of Northern Colorado
1997Ernestine Anderson , Jazz Vocalist
1997Loren Wenz , South Salem High School
1996Dee Daniels , Jazz Vocalist
1996Kirby Shaw, Jazz Arranger, Vocalist
1995Barney McClure , Jazz Pianist
1995Kathleen King , Sutherlin High School
1994Dave Cross , Cascade High School
1994Louise Rose, Jazz Vocalist, Pianist
1993Count Basie Orchestra , Big Band
1993Diane Schuur , Jazz Vocalist
1992Joe Williams , Jazz Vocalist
1992Louis Bellson , Professional Drummer
1991John Moawad , Central Washington University
1990Ken Kraintz , Everett School District
1989Bob Flanigan , The Four Freshmen
1989Jerry McManus , Hazen High School
1988Hal Malcolm , Mt. Hood Community College
1988Ralph Mutchler , Olympic College
1987Frank DeMiero , Founder of Soundsation
1986Mimi Perrin , Double Six of Paris
1985Bill Klein , Issaquah High School
1985Jack Kunz , Lake Washington High School
1985Waldo King , Roosevelt High School

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