The Koppelman Award
is a peer recognition of a DJ who has made significant contributions
to the AllSwingDJ group as well as to the larger Swing DJ community,
and who has demonstrated excellence in the field.
The nominees are selected from among our Yahoo! Group members who are in good standing.
Some of the accomplishments that we recognize are:
In 2013 we renamed this award to honor David Koppelman.
Dedicated to his craft and always the gentleman,
David played for major events and local venues until his death in 2012.
As one of the early members of the
AllSwingDJ Yahoo! Group,
the "counselor" defended each member's right to participate in a discussion
within the rules of civil discourse.
As the owner of the group from October 2008 through July 2012,
David maintained Greg Parmerton's original vision for the group
by encouraging the members to keep swing alive in a balanced mix.
- Contributions that further the
of the AllSwingDJ group
- Level of responsibility at events and local venues
- Effective teamwork with venue staff and other DJs
- A balanced mix that includes swing-rhythm selections, as evidenced by:
- Song lists posted to our Yahoo! Group
- Observations of the DJ's work
- Positive impact on national, regional, or local swing dance communities