Peter Martin for "Best Jazz Artist" and Jazz at the Bistro (pictured) for "Best Jazz Club."
Among the other winners of interest to fans of jazz and creative music: WSIE for "Best Radio Station"; swing band The Sidemen for "Best Side Project"; and improvising bassist Darin Gray for "Best Homecoming." (As fate would have it, earlier this year yr. humble StLJN editor chronicled WSIE's comeback from the brink a story published by the RFT here.)
Winners in the blues categories for 2012 were BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups for "Best Blues Club" and singer and guitarist Marquise Knox for "Best Blues Artist".
You can see the entire list of winners in the Arts and Entertainment categories here. The entire Riverfront Times "Best of St. Louis " 2012 section can be viewed online here.
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