Reader voting is underway for the 2011 Riverfront Times Music Awards. This year's nominees for "Best Jazz Artist" are guitarist Dave Black, saxophonist Hamiet Bluiett, pianist Peter Martin, singer Denise Thimes and pianist Reggie Thomas. (If none of those choices are to your liking, there's also a write-in option. )
For the first time, this year all the voting for the awards will be online only. The balloting will end on Saturday, June 4, which also is the date of the annual RFT Music Showcase, held in various venues on Washington Ave downtown and featuring performances by many of the nominees. The winners will be announced in a ceremony on Tuesday, June 21 at the Firebird.
You can cast your vote for the 2011 RFT Music Awards here.