19th Annual RAMI award winners announced
From staff reports
The best in local music were honored at the 19th Annual Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) Awards Ceremony Thursday, April 29, at Tebala Shrine Temple in Rockford.
Following are the 2010 RAMI award recipients, by category:
Album of the Year—Miles Nielsen
Blues—Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning Band
Cabaret/Broadway—Mike Williamson Trio
Choral Group—Rock Valley Community Chorale
Classical Ensemble—Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra
Classical Instrumentalist—Katie Schulz
Community Service—Guzzardo’s Music Emerging Artists Competition
Composer of the Year—Miles Nielsen
DJ—DJ Jordan Chance
Folk/Solo Pop—Sarah Ambramowitz
Funk/R&B—The Usual Suspects
Jazz, Contemporary—Dan Voll
Jazz, Traditional—Cocktail Party
Latino—Revolucion De Amor
Lighting Technician—Erik Myles
Live Sound Engineer—Tori Peterson
Musical Outreach Organization—Phantom Regiment
New Act—Dirty Fishnet Stockings
Outstanding Achievement—Tracy Silverman
Rap/Hip Hop—Young Jilla
Recording Studio—Barker Studios
Rock, Acoustic—Cover Story
Rock, Classic—The Crunchy Frogs
Rock, Modern—The Stevee Nix
Rock, Oldies—Vintage Vinyl
Rock, Pop/Retro—The Sensations
Rock, Punk/Indie/Alternative—Mulligan Stu
Song of the Year—Silver
Stage Manager—Luis Lara
Studio Sound Engineer—Dwayne Barker
World Music—Pipes and Drums of Clan MacAlpine
Hall of Fame
Steve Shannon (drummer, DJ, radio personality), Ernie & the Po’ Boys (longtime blues act) and Harlan Jefferson & Rick Burns (blues, jazz and funk artists) were inducted into the RAMI Hall of Fame.
Joe Paluzzi, Vincent Chiarelli and the late Doug Furze (Kathy Ryan accepting) received Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Kevin Peterson, a longtime hornist who played with Clutch Cargo, Moonlight Jazz Orchestra, Opan Jii and Bonedaddyz before his untimely death last year, was the recipient of the first-ever In Memoriam Award (Sandy Peterson accepted on behalf of her husband).
Performers included Too Deep, River City Sound Chorus, Jeff Keefer, Silver, Dean Moriarty Jazz Band, Joie DeVivre, AudioDrive and 2009 Youth Charity Jam winner Hope Despite. The ceremony was hosted by Jodi Beach and emcee Jim McDowell.
More about RAMI
For more about RAMI, visit http://ramiawards.com/.
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