Jazz Journalists Association Announces Nominees for Annual Awards

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Pianist Andrew Hill, drummer Paul Motian, and saxophonist Sonny Rollins are among the leading nominees for the Jazz Journalists Association's annual jazz awards, the JJA announced.

The awards will be presented at a gala at B.B. King's Blues Club and Grill in Manhattan on June 19.

Hill was nominated for the lifetime achievement award, musician of the year award, pianist of the year award, jazz album of the year award for Times Lines, and boxed set reissue of the year award, for Mosaic Select, and his quintet was nominated for small ensemble of the year. Motion was nominated for the lifetime achievement award, musician of the year award, and drummer of the year; Rollins was nominated for musician of the year, tenor saxophonist of the year, and album of the year for Without a Song: The 9/11 Concert.

Two of the nominations for jazz album of the year went to newly discovered recordings by jazz greats: Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie's Town Hall 1945 and Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane's At Carnegie Hall. The remaining nomination went to Fred Hersch's Leaves of Grass.

The other nominees for musician of the year are trumpeter Dave Douglas, saxophonist Joe Lovano, and reed player Ken Vandermark. In addition to Hill and Motion, drummer Roy Haynes, saxophonist Lee Konitz, and pianist Marian McPartland were nominated for the lifetime achievement in jazz award.

A list of nominations is below.

Lifetime Achievement in Jazz
Roy Haynes
Andrew Hill
Lee Konitz
Marian McPartland
Paul Motian

Musician of the Year
Dave Douglas
Andrew Hill
Joe Lovano
Paul Motian
Sonny Rollins
Ken Vandermark

Up & Coming Musician of the Year
Anat Cohen
Eldar Djangirov
Robert Glasper
John Hollenbeck
Dafnis Prieto
Miguel Zenon

Jazz Album of the Year
Fred Hersch, Leaves of Grass (Palmetto)
Andrew Hill, Time Lines (Blue Note)
Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane, At Carnegie Hall (Blue Note)
Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie, Town Hall 1945 (Uptown)
Sonny Rollins, Without A Song: The 9/11 Concert (Milestone)

Single CD Reissue of the Year
Derek Bailey/Evan Parker, The London Concert (Psi)
Bob Brookmeyer And Friends (Columbia/Legacy)
Don Ellis, Essence (Mighty Quinn Productions)
Pat Metheny/Ornette Coleman, Song X (Nonesuch)
Woody Shaw, Stepping Stones: Live At The Village Vanguard (Sony BMG Legacy)
Alan Skidmore Quintet, Once Upon A Time (Dutton Vocalion)

Boxed Set Reissue of the Year
Count Basie, The Complete Clef/Verve Fifties Studio Recordings (Mosaic), originals produced by Norman Granz, produced for release by Scott Wenzel, executive producer Michael Cuscuna

Miles Davis, The Cellar Door Sessions 1970 (Columbia/Legacy), original sessions produced by Teo Macero, produced for release by Teo Macero and Stan Tonkel

Andrew Hill, Mosaic Select (Mosaic), original sessions produced by Francis Wolff and Alfred Lion; produced for release by Michael Cuscuna

Jelly Roll Morton, The Complete Library Of Congress Records by Alan Lomax (Rounder), produced for release by Anna Lomax Wood and Jeffrey A. Greenberg

Various Artists, Progressions: 100 Years Of Jazz Guitar (Columbia/Legacy), Originals produced by various, produced for release by Steve Berkowitz (Legacy A&R, Michael Brooks, Bob Irmin, Seth Rothstein, project director)

Record Label of the Year
Blue Note

Events Producer of the Year
Tim Jackson, Monterey Jazz Festival; Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Jack Kleinsinger, Highlights in Jazz
Randall Kline, SFJAZZ
Patricia Nicholson-Parker, Vision Festival
George Wein, Festival Productions

Composer of the Year
Carla Bley
Dave Douglas
Andrew Hill
John Hollenbeck
Maria Schneider

Arranger of the Year
Carla Bley
Bob Brookmeyer
Bill Holman
Maria Schneider
Gerald Wilson

Male Singer of the Year
Andy Bey
Kurt Elling
Giacomo Gates
Kevin Mahogany
Mark Murphy

Female Jazz Singer of the Year
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Dianne Reeves
Luciana Souza
Tierney Sutton
Cassandra Wilson

Latin Jazz Album of the Year
Ray Barretto, Time Was - Time Is (O+)
Edsel Gomez, Cubist Music (Zoho)
Eddie Palmieri, Listen Here (Concord Picante)
Poncho Sanchez, Do It! (Concord Picante)
Moacir Santos, Choros & Alegria (Adventure Music)
Bebo Vald_s, Bebo de Cuba (Calle 54)

Small Ensemble of the Year (<9 pieces)
Harry Allen-Joe Cohn Quartet
Bill Charlap Trio
Andrew Hill Quintet
Dave Holland Quintet
Jason Moran & The Bandwagon
Wayne Shorter Quartet
The Vandermark 5

Large Ensemble of the Year (9+ pieces)
Dave Holland Big Band
Mingus Big Band
Maria Schneider Orchestra
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
Gerald Wilson Orchestra

Trumpeter of the Year
Dave Douglas
Roy Hargrove
Wynton Marsalis
Nicholas Payton
Jeremy Pelt
Randy Sandke

Trombonist of the Year
Robin Eubanks
Wycliffe Gordon
Conrad Herwig
Roswell Rudd
Steve Turre

Player of the Year of Instruments Rare in Jazz
Bela Fleck (banjo)
Richard Galliano (accordion)
Howard Levy (harmonica)
Scott Robinson (reeds)
Bob Stewart (tuba)
Toots Thielemans (harmonica)

Alto Saxophonist of the Year
Ornette Coleman
Marty Ehrlich
Lee Konitz
Greg Osby
Phil Woods

Tenor Saxophonist of the Year
Joe Lovano
Tony Malaby
Chris Potter
Sonny Rollins
Wayne Shorter

Soprano Saxophonist of the Year
Jane Ira Bloom
Jane Bunnett
David Liebman
Branford Marsalis
Evan Parker
Wayne Shorter

Baritone Saxophonist of the Year
(Hamiet) Bluiett
James Carter
Ronnie Cuber
Claire Daly
Gary Smulyan

Clarinetist of the Year
Don Byron
Kenny Davern
Paquito D'Rivera
Marty Ehrlich
Ken Peplowski

Flutist of the Year
Jamie Baum
James Moody
Sam Rivers
Lew Tabackin
Frank Wess

Pianist of the Year
Kenny Barron
Bill Charlap
Fred Hersch
Andrew Hill
Keith Jarrett
Jason Moran
Danilo Perez

Organ-Keyboardist of the Year
Joey DeFrancesco
Larry Goldings
Dr. Lonnie Smith
Craig Taborn
Sam Yahel

Guitarist of the Year
Bill Frisell
Jim Hall
Russell Malone
Pat Metheny
Ben Monder
Kurt Rosenwinkel

Acoustic Bassist of the Year
Ron Carter
Henry Grimes
Charlie Haden
Dave Holland
Christian McBride
William Parker

Electric Bassist of the Year
Richard Bona
Bob Cranshaw
Matthew Garrison
Christian McBride
Steve Swallow
Stomu Takeishi

Strings Player of the Year
Billy Bang
Regina Carter
Mark Feldman
Erik Friedlander
Jenny Scheinman

Mallets Player of the Year
Gary Burton
Stefon Harris
Bobby Hutcherson
Joe Locke
Steve Nelson

Percussionist of the Year
Cyro Baptista
Ray Barretto
Hamid Drake
Kahil El'Zabar
Giovanni Hidalgo
Poncho Sanchez

Drummer of the Year
Hamid Drake
Roy Haynes
Paul Motian
Lewis Nash
Matt Wilson


Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism
(Past winners: Whitney Balliett, Stanley Dance, Gary Giddins, Nat Hentoff, Ira Gitler, Dan Morgenstern, Bob Blumenthal)

Francis Davis
Larry Kart
Howard Mandel
Doug Ramsey
Kevin Whitehead
Mike Zwerin

Willis Conover-Marian McPartland Award for Excellence in Jazz Broadcasting
(Past winners: Neil Tesser, Marian McPartland, Dr. Billy Taylor, Phil Schaap, Michael Bourne, Kenny Washington, Alyn Shipton, Steve Schwartz, Rhonda Hamilton)

Dick Buckley (WBEZ-FM, Chicago)
Eric Jackson (WGBH-FM, Boston)
Leigh Kamman (Minnesota Public Radio, Saint Paul)
Oscar Treadwell (late of WVXU-FM, Cincinnati)
Jim Wilke (KPLU-FM, Seattle)
Linda Yohn (WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti)

Lona Foote-Bob Parent Award - Excellence in Photography (Past winners: William Claxton, William Gottlieb, Herman Leonard, Chuck Stewart, Enid Farber, Ken Franckling, Lee Tanner, Jack Vartoogian)

John Abbott
Jimmy Katz
Gene Martin
David Redfern
Mitchell Seidel
Herb Snitzer

Helen Dance-Robert Palmer Award-Excellence in Newspaper, Magazine or Online Writing (Past winners: Gary Giddins, Howard Mandel, Bill Milkowski, Ben Ratliff)

David Adler
Nate Chinen
Francis Davis
Mike Zwerin

Best Periodical Covering Jazz
All About Jazz-New York
Signal to Noise

Best Web Site Concentrating on Jazz

Best Book About Jazz
Jazz Life, by William Claxton and Joachim Berendt (Taschen)

Running The Voodoo Down: The Electric Music Of Miles Davis, (Backbeat), by Phil Freeman

Tommy Dorsey: Livin' In A Great Big Way (Da Capo), by Peter Levinson

The Life and Times of John Birks Gillespie, (Harper Collins), by Donald Maggin

Chasin' The Bird, (Oxford University Press), by Brian Priestly

Take Five: The Public and Private Lives of Paul Desmond (Parkside), by Doug Ramsey

Jazz Photo of the Year
entrants on display at www.Jazzhouse.org

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