2016 JJA Jazz Awards for Music Winners Announced

The winners of the 2016 JJA Jazz Awards in 32 categories of musical achievement have been The 
announced, with Henry Threadgill -- this year's Pulitzer Prize for Music winner, and a Doris Duke Performing Artist -- hailed for his Lifetime Achievement in Jazz. Composer-arranger-orchestra leader Maria Schneider has won five Awards, including Musician of the Year and Best Album of  2015 for Thompson Fields, and Los Angeles-based tenor saxophonist Kamasi Washington has been named Up and Coming Artist of the Year.