(Above: Tim Clarke grew up and honed his jazz trumpeting skills in Eugene. His parents, Margaret “Peg” Coe and the late Mark Clarke, are well-known Pacific Northwest artists. His sister, Karin Clarke-Johns, also is an artist and owner of the Karin Clarke Gallery in downtown Eugene.)

Here’s the announcement — and accompanying photo — from JazzBuffalo in Buffalo, N.Y., and shared by Coe via social media:

“JazzBuffalo  is proud to announce the results of its 6th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll.  For the second consecutive year, the poll received over 2,300 voting ballots. The poll provides an opportunity for jazz fans and JazzBuffalo readers to weigh in on recognizing their favorite jazz artists, groups, performances, and supporters.

The poll is a reflection of the continued resurgence of the jazz scene in Greater Buffalo.  Fueled by the maturation of our next generation of jazz artists and the evolving diversity of genres infusing jazz into their music.

Each year, the John Hunt Jazz Artist of the Year Award recognizes an individual that has made a substantial contribution to jazz in Greater Buffalo through individual performance, artistic endeavors, and contributions to the Greater Buffalo community.

This year, jazz fans across the region recognized as their favorite the ever-ubiquitous jazz trumpeter, Tim Clarke. Since moving to the area in 2006, Tim has consistently been one of the region’s most giving, contributing, and diverse jazz musicians we are most fortunate to have.

Other notable results are Taylor Made Jazz picking up wins in two categories for the first time and the huge turnout at the Chandler Street Labor Day Jazz Fest paved the way for Wendell Rivera Latin Jazz Ensemble being recognized for the most memorable jazz performance of the year. We had a rare tie in the international jaz performance category as favorites were the Bob James Trio at the Buffalo State Performing Arts Center and Veronica Swift with the Emmet Cohen Trio at the Nichols Flickinger Performing Arts Center.

New favorites recognized this year were Richard Goss, Debra Maybach, Taylor Made Jazz, George Caldwell, My Cousin Toné, Jack Kulp, and the Easy Street Big Band.

Elliot Scozzaro received the most votes by jazz fans for this year’s Rising Star. Jonathan Hughes was recognized by voters for their favorite new CD/EP Release for his “Evenfall” project. And, Walter Kemp, III of the Historic Colored Musicians Club is recognized by voters for the Jazz Crusader of the Year Award.