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The Koppelman Award
(All Swing DJ of the Year)™
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The Koppelman Award
(All Swing DJ of the Year)
Nominating Body for
The Wetzel Award
(Swing DJ Hall of Fame)

We have suspended this award, but are keeping this page as a record of the awardees.

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:

  • Contributions that further the Mission 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
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.

2012 Record
2012
Jack
Smith
2011 Record
2011
Mike
Pyle

2010 Record
Ruby Lair picture
2010
Ruby
Lair
2009 Record
April Prince picture
2009
April
Prince
2008 Record
David Koppelman picture
2008
David
Koppelman
2007 Record
Earl Yeomans picture
2007
Earl
Yeomans
2006 Record
Ray Coker picture
2006
Ray
Coker
2005 Record
Victor Loveira picture
2005
Victor
Loveira
2004 Record
John Festa picture
2004
John
Festa
2003 Record
Beth Bellamy picture
2003
Beth
Bellamy

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