Jazz Journalists Association 2011 Awards



Here is a complete list of the award winners at the fifteenth annual Jazz Journalists Association Awards. THE ORIGINAL POST IS HERE


The Awards Gala was held yesterday at the City Winery in New York. The JJA - of which I am a professional voting member - is "independent, international, culture-and-community-wide"

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN JAZZ - Jimmy Heath

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR - Sonny Rollins

COMPOSER OF THE YEAR - Jason Moran

UP AND COMING ARTIST OF THE YEAR - Ambrose Akinmusire

RECORDING OF THE YEAR - Bird Songs Joe Lovano Us Five (Blue Note)

HISTORICAL RECORDING, BOXED SET OR SINGLE CD REISSUE OF THE YEAR - The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings of Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra - Duke Ellington (Mosaic)

RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR - Blue Note

FEMALE SINGER OF THE YEAR - Dee Dee Bridgewater

MALE SINGER OF THE YEAR - Kurt Elling

LARGE ENSEMBLE OF THE YEAR - Mingus Big Band

SMALL ENSEMBLE OF THE YEAR - Joe Lovano Us Five

ARRANGER OF THE YEAR - Bill Holman

TRUMPETER OF THE YEAR - Ambrose Akinmusire

TROMBONIST OF THE YEAR - Wycliffe Gordon

TENOR SAXOPHONIST OF THE YEAR - Sonny Rollins

ALTO SAXOPHONIST OF THE YEAR - Rudresh Mahanthappa

BARITONE SAXOPHONIST OF THE YEAR - James Carter

SOPRANO SAXOPHONIST OF THE YEAR - Jane Ira Bloom

CLARINETIST OF THE YEAR - Anat Cohen

FLAUTIST OF THE YEAR - Nicole Mitchell

GUITARIST OF THE YEAR - Russell Malone

PIANIST OF THE YEAR - Fred Hersch

BASSIST OF THE YEAR - Christian McBride

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR - Matt Wilson

PERCUSSIONIST OF THE YEAR - Bobby Sanabria

ORGANIST/KEYBOARDIST OF THE YEAR - Dr. Lonnie Smith

MALLET INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR - Stefon Harris

VIOLINIST OF THE YEAR - Billy Bang

PLAYER OF THE YEAR INSTRUMENTS RARE IN JAZZ - Toots Thielemans, harmonica

PERIODICAL/WEBSITE OF THE YEAR - JazzTimes

BLOG OF THE YEAR - A Blog Supreme, by Patrick Jarenwattananon

BEST BOOK ABOUT JAZZ - I Walked With Giants: The Autobiography of Jimmy Heath, by Jimmy Heath and Joseph McLaren (Temple University Press)

BEST LINER NOTES OF THE YEAR - Steven Lasker – The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings of Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra (Mosaic)

THE HELEN DANCE-ROBERT PALMER AWARD FOR REVIEW AND FEATURE WRITING - Nate Chinen

THE WILLIS CONOVER–MARIAN MCPARTLAND AWARD FOR BROADCASTING - Phil Schaap
THE LONA FOOTE- BOB PARENT AWARD FOR PHOTOGRAPHY - Jimmy Katz

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN JAZZ JOURNALISM - Bill Milkowski

SHORT FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR - Sonny Rollins: Getting It Back Together - Bret Primack, producer/director

PHOTO OF THE YEAR - Sonny Rollins by John Abbott

JAZZ HEROES (a new category featuring supporting/volunteer roles)- Omrao Brown, Peggy Cafritz, John Gilbreath, Dr. Maiterya
Padukone, Don Z. Miller, Ed Reed, Mike Reed, Roger Spencer and Lori Mechem, Elynor Walcott and sons Paul, Frank and Lloyd Poindexter

JJA Website

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