JJA Jazz Awards Best Photo of the Year FINALISTS

FINALISTS have now been named for Best Photo of the Year in the Jazz Journalists Association 2010 Jazz Awards.

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March 24, 2010 update:
The slideshow above includes ALL submissions to the JJA 2010 Best Photo of the Year competition.
The FIVE FINALISTS as voted on by the professional members of the JJA are the images of:
  • Zim Ngqawana at the Willisau Jazz Festival, 26.08.2009 by Dragan Tasic

  • Eddie Henderson on the soundcheck before concert April 2009 by Gulnara Khamatova

  • Hank Jones backstage at BB King's Club in New York City — March 30, 2009 —celebrating James Moody's 84th birthday concert by John Abbott

  • Sonny Rollins digs deep. Taken at the 2009 London Jazz Festival, by John Watson

  • Tom Harrell, Moscow International Performance Arts Center, December 26, 2009 by Lena Adasheva

Comments from the photographers about the finalist photos.

The winner of the JJA Award for Best Photo of the Year 2010 will be selected from among these finalists and  announced at the JJA's Jazz Awards gala at City Winery on June 14.. (Eligible JJA Members: Please VOTE at jazzhouse.org)