The Jazz Journalists Association today announced the nominees for 2014 JJA Jazz Awards in 41 categories of jazz musicianship, recording and journalism. JJA Professional Members are voting now to determine the winners of this year's year's awards, which this year include, for the first time, an award for Electronics Player of the Year.
This year's nominees for Lifetime Achievement in Jazz are Muhal Richard Abrams, Herbie Hancock, Phil Woods and Randy Weston; previous winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award cannot be named again.
Winners in musical categories will be announced here on jjajazzawards.org on April 15. Winners in media categories will be announced at the JJA Media Awards party, a ticketed event, on June 11 in New York City at the Blue Note Jazz Club.
Complete list of other nominees.