2014 JJA Jazz Awards WINNERS

Congratulations to all the winners of the 18th annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards  listed below. Professional Journalist Members of the JJA made open nominations in a first selection round; those who received the most nominations advanced to the final ballot.

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2014 JJA Jazz Awards for Musical Achievement

Herbie Hancock

Lifetime Achievement in Jazz:
Herbie Hancock

Wayne Shorter
Musician of the Year:
Wayne Shorter

Cecile McLorin Salvant
Up and Coming Artist of the Year:
Cecile McLorin Salvant

Maria Schneider
Composer of the Year:
Maria Schneider

Maria Schneider
Arranger of the Year:
Maria Schneider

Without a Net cover  Record of the Year:
Without a Net (Blue Note), Wayne Shorter Quartet

Miles Live in Europe 1969 Historical Record of the Year:
Miles Live in Europe 1969 (Columbia Legacy)

Record Label/Platform of the Year:

Maria Schneider Orchestra
Large Ensemble of the Year:
Maria Schneider Orchestra

Wayne Shorter Quartet
Midsize Ensemble of the Year: 
Wayne Shorter Quartet

Randy Weston/Billy Harper
Trio or Duo of the Year:
Randy Weston - Billy Harper

Gregory Porter  Male Singer of the Year:
Gregory Porter

Cecile McLorin Salvant
Female Singer of the Year:
Cecile McLorin Salvant

Terence BlanchardTrumpeter of the Year:
Terence Blanchard

Roswell Rudd Trombonist of the Year:
Roswell Rudd

Joe Lovano  Multi-reeds Player of the Year:
Joe Lovano

Lee KonitzAlto Saxophonist of the Year:
Lee Konitz

Joe Lovano  Tenor Saxophonist of the Year:
Joe Lovano

 Gary Smulyan Baritone Saxophonist of the Year:
Gary Smulyan

Jane Ira Bloom Soprano Saxophonist of the Year:
Jane Ira Bloom

Nicole Mitchell Flutist of the Year:
Nicole Mitchell

Anat Cohen  Clarinetist of the Year:
Anat Cohen

 Bill FrisellGuitarist of the Year:
Bill Frisell

Craig TabornPianist of the Year:
Craig Taborn

Dr. Lonnie Smith Keyboards player of the Year:
Dr. Lonnie Smith

Christian McBride Bassist of the Year:
Christian McBride

 Regina CarterViolinist/Violist/Cellist of the Year: 
Regina Carter

Pedrito Martinez Percussionist of the Year:
Pedrito Martinez

Gary Burton  Mallets Instrumentalist of the Year:
Gary Burton

Jack DeJohnette Traps Drummer of the Year:
Jack DeJohnette

Gregoire Maret Player of Instruments Rare 
in Jazz of the Year:
Grégoire Maret, harmonica

Jason Lindner Electronics Player of the Year:
Jason Lindner

Each of these 2014 JJA Jazz Award winners will receive the Award at one of his or her upcoming performances.

2014 JJA Jazz Awards for Journalism and Media

Winners in the following categories will bewere announced at the JJA Jazz Awards Party on June 11, 2014 at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City.

Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism
W. Royal Stokes

Print Periodical of the Year
Jazz Times

Website of the Year

Blog of the Year
Do the Math (Ethan Iverson)

Book of the Year
Learning to Listen: The Jazz Journey of Gary Burton (Berklee Press),by Gary Burton, edited by Neil Tesser

The Helen Dance-Robert Palmer Award for Writing in the Year 2013
Nate Chinen

The Willis Conover-Marian McPartland Award for Broadcasting in the Year 2013
Dee Dee Bridgewater, JazzSet 

Jazz Photo of the Year
by Antonio Porcar CanoBenny Golson by ANTONIO PORCAR CANO 

Short Form Jazz Video of the Year
Gary Bartz Talks About Drug Use Among Jazz Greats by JOHN MOULTRIE irockjazzmusictv

2014 Nominees in all categories 

Twenty-four JJA Jazz Heroes were also named in locales around the U.S. and Canada.

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