2016 JJA Jazz Awards Season Underway

The Jazz Journalists Association has begun the process of selecting the winners of its 2016 Jazz Awards for music and journalism as well as the 2016 Jazz Heroes, honored for "aiding and abetting jazz" in local communities.

The winners of the 20th annual JJA Jazz Awards for musicianship will be announced on this site in May, 2016  and the honorees will receive their awards at public events in their locale through the summer and fall of 2016.   Winners in the journalism categories will be announced in June.  Local Jazz Heroes will be announced here in April.