Honorees set for NY entertainment awards

Dec. 27, 2003 at 10:54 PM
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NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Saxophonist Ornette Coleman is the lone multiple winner to be honored at the 2004 New York NightLife Awards ceremony Jan. 12 at Town Hall.

Coleman was named the winner of the outstanding jazz soloist award and his quartet has won the outstanding jazz combo performance award. The NightLife Awards, now in their second year, honor jazz musicians, cabaret singers and comedians who don't work on Broadway Winners are chosen by the Big Apple's entertainment critics.

They selected Allan Harris as outstanding male jazz vocalist. Singers Dianne Reeves and Paula West tied in the female jazz vocal category. The unique jazz performance award will go to trumpeter Gerald Wilson. Singer Annie Ross, formerly of the vocal group Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, won the living legend of jazz award.

Margaret Whiting will be the first inductee into The Nightlife Hall of Fame.

Cabaret winners are Maureen McGovern and Steve Ross as outstanding female and male vocalists in a major engagement.

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