Big Easy Music Awards winners announced


Dr John

Gambit and the Big Easy Awards Foundation held the 21st annual Big Easy Music Awards Sunday night at Harrah's, and we're still recovering from the fun and some truly great performances. The evening ended with Dr. John (Entertainer of the Year) sitting in with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band (winners of the Music Heritage Award) and Art Neville. Pretty incredible.

Full story and photos in next week's Gambit; hit the jump for the whole list of winners....

Entertainer of the Year

Dr. John

Music Heritage Award

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Lifetime Achievement Award

Aaron Neville

Best Traditional Jazz of 2008

Tom McDermott & Connie Jones

Best Contemporary Jazz of 2008

Terence Blanchard

Best Traditional Brass Band of 2008

Treme Brass Band

Best Contemporary Brass Band of 2008

Rebirth Brass Band

Best Gospel Choir of 2008

Craig Adams & Higher Dimensions of Praise

Best Gospel Group/Individual of 2008

Jai Reed

Best Funk Group of 2008

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Best Blues Artist of 2008

Little Freddie King

Best Rhythm and Blues Artist of 2008

Walter Washington

Best Rap/Hip Hop Artist of 2008

Lil Wayne

Best Rock Band of 2008

Rotary Downs

Best Roots Rock Band of 2008

Happy Talk Band

Best Zydeco Band of 2008

Cedric Watson

Best Cajun Band of 2008

Pine Leaf Boys

Best Country/Folk Band of 2008

Gal Holiday & The Honky Tonk Revue

Best Latin Band of 2008

Fredy Omar con su Banda

Best World Music/Reggae Group of 2008

Casa Samba

Best Male Performer of 2008

Clint Maedgen

Best Female Performer of 2008

Theresa Andersson

Best Emerging Group/Artist of 2008


Best Electronica of 2008

Quintron & Miss Pussycat

Best Mixed Bag of 2008

New Orleans Bingo! Show

Best Hard Rock/Metal Band of 2008


Best Album of 2008

Dr. John & The Lower 911, City That Care Forgot

WWOZ Guardians of the Groove

Hazel and Larry Schlueter

WWOZ Guardian of the Groove

Grace Perrine

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