Michel Camilo Wins JazzWeek Artist of the Year

Kicks Off Festival Tour

Jun 10, 2004, 01:00 ET from Michel Camilo

    NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Latin jazz pianist and composer Michel
 Camilo was named "Artist of the Year" at the annual JazzWeek Awards held
 Saturday, June 5 in Rochester, N.Y.
     JazzWeek is a national radio airplay chart-a weekly report of the top
 fifty Jazz and Smooth Jazz recordings played on radio stations across the
 United States and Canada. At this year's second annual JazzWeek Summit, more
 than 400 jazz radio programmers from throughout North America voted on
 nominees in thirteen categories.
     "I am so thrilled to receive this award," said Camilo.  "To be recognized
 by such a knowledgeable and passionate group of people is a tremendous honor.
 I am thankful for the support I get from the jazz radio community, and look
 forward to seeing them on the road."
     The JazzWeek award comes during "one of the most exciting years of my
 career," said Camilo.  In February, Camilo's "Live at the Blue Note" (Telarc)
 won the GRAMMY (R) for Best Latin Jazz Album.
     This summer, Camilo will be touring to support "Live at the Blue Note,"
 including high-profile performances at jazz festivals in the U.S., Canada and
 Europe.  Highlights include the Playboy Jazz Festival, the Toronto Downtown
 Jazz Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival, and the North Sea Jazz Festival, in
 addition to major festivals in Italy, Spain and France.
     The complete Michel Camilo tour listing is on the web at
      Sandra Camilo
      Redondo Music & Management Co.
      914-232-2683 (ph)
      914-232-0316 (fax)
      e-mail: Mijazz@ix.netcom.com
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