News: Winners Announced at the Académie du Jazz in Paris




The 2013 winners have just been announced at the Académie du Jazz, at a ceremony at the Théâtre du Châtelet. A big thank you to our good friends at Citizen Jazz for the information.

UPDATE 18th January. See the excellent write-up of the event by Bruno Pfeiffer of Liberation, who describes Eddie Daniels' performance that night as 'titanesque'. NB not to be confused with Titanic.  

Django Reinhardt Prize (French Musician of the Year):

VINCENT PEIRANI – Winner
Finalists: Cécile McLorin Salvant, Fabien Mary, Manu Codjia


Grand Prix of The Académie du Jazz (Album of the Year):

EDDIE DANIELS & ROGER KELLAWAY - DUKE AT THE ROADHOUSE (Ipo) – Winner
Finalist: Craig Taborn - Chants (ECM/Universal)

French Jazz Album of the Year (best album recorded by a French musician)

AMAZING KEYSTONE BIG BAND - PIERRE ET LE LOUP (Le Chant du Monde) – Winner
Finalists: Ping Machine - Encore, Live au Petit Faucheux (Neuklang), Emmanuel Bex / Nico Morelli with Mike Ladd B2 Bill (Bonsaï Music)

European Musician Prize (awarded for their oeuvre, or recent work):


TOMASZ STANKO – Winner
Finalists: John Taylor, Antonello Salis

Best Reissue:

EARL HINES CLASSIC EARL HINES SESSIONS 1928-1945 (7CD box set - Mosaïc) - Winner
Finalists: Lester Young Boston 1950 (Uptown Records), Woody Shaw The Complete Muse Sessions (Coffet 7CDs Mosaïc)

Special Mention: Jeffrey Green, Rainer E. Lotz, Howard Rye, Christian Zwarg -  "Black Europe, The Sounds and Images of Black People in Europe pre-1927" (44 CD box set, 2 books of 300 p. / Bear Family Records)

Classic Jazz Prize:

TUXEDO JAZZ BAND LUNCEFORD STILL ALIVE!(Jazz aux Remparts) - Winner
Finalists: Anachronic Jazz Band Back in Town (Jazz aux Remparts), Bryan Shaw The Bluebird of Happiness (Arbors Records)

Jazz Vocal Prize:

CÉCILE McLORIN SALVANT WOMAN CHILD (Mack Avenue) - Winner
Finalists: René Marie I Wanna Be Evil (Motéma), Youn Sun Nah Lento (ACT)

Soul Prize:

CHARLES BRADLEY VICTIM OF LOVE (Daptone/Differ Ant)

Finalists: José James No Beginning No End (Blue Note/Universal), Laura Mvula Sing to the Moon (RCA)

Blues Prize:

ERIC BIBB JERICHO ROAD (Dixiefrog) - Winner

Finalists: Ursula Ricks My Street (Severn Records), Big Daddy Wilson I’m Your Man (Dixiefrog)

Jazz Book Prize:

HAMPTON HAWES and DON ASHER LÂCHEZ-MOI ! (13e Note Editions) - Winner

Finalists: Jacques B. Hess Hess-O-Hess, Chroniques 1966-1971 (Editions Alter ego), Carla Bley, l’inattendu-e Under the Direction of Ludovic Florin (Naïve Livre, Collection Jazz Land)

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