Vincent Pelote Receives Jazz Advocate's Award

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Vincent Pelote has received the Jazz Advocate’s Award from the New Jersey Jazz Society.

Pelote, the interim director of the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies in John Cotton Dana Library, was recognized for his “many years of service to the jazz community as a historian, documentarian, broadcaster and particularly [his] stewardship of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University-Newark.”  The presentation took place at the Society’s annual musical event, the Pee Wee Russell Memorial Stomp, on March 1, 2015. 

Pelote is also sound archivist and head of Collection Services at IJS.

He is a double alumnus, holding both the B.A. in music education and an M.L.S. from Rutgers. He has published several discographies, including one on Lionel Hampton. Pelote is active in the Music Library Association and in the Association of Recorded Sound Collections, where he has served as President.

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