2012 Best Music Poll Winners

Jazz Act

Fogcutters Big Band

The Fogcutters take the “big” in “big band” seriously. With 13 horn players, two leaders, two vocalists, a five-piece rhythm section, and innumerable guests, this massive pool of musical talent sets an intimidating stage. Add to that a huge repertoire — more than 100 songs ranging from classic jazz to arrangements of funk, rock, and hip-hop — mix in their extensive fan base, and you have one big party. Despite having been on the scene since 2010, the Fogcutters are just now gearing up to release their debut album, Big Band Syndrome Vol. 1, a live recording of their December State Theatre show, which featured a range of local stars from Spose to the Mallett Brothers. Be sure to pick up the album June 18, and don’t miss the release show June 23 at the Big Easy. | RUNNERS-UP: Jaw Gems, Richard Nelson, Steve Grover Quintet

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