Jazz Journalists Association
Jazz Awards
Lifetime Achievement in JazzMarian McPartland
Musician of the YearHerbie Hancock
Up & Coming Musician of the YearLionel Loueke
Record of the YearSky Blue
Maria Schneider Orchestra
Artists Share
Reissue/Historical Release of the YearCornell 1964
Charles Mingus Sextet
Blue Note
Reissue/Historical Box Set of the Year A Life In Time: The Roy Haynes Story
Dreyfus Jazz
Record Label of the YearBlue Note Records
Composer of the YearMaria Schneider
Arranger of the YearMaria Schneider
Male Singer of the YearAndy Bey
Female Singer of the YearAbbey Lincoln
Latin Jazz Album of the YearBig Band Urban Folktales
Bobby Sanabria
Small Ensemble of the YearOrnette Coleman Quartet/Quintet
Large Ensemble of the YearMaria Schneider Orchestra
Trumpeter of the YearTerence Blanchard
Trombonist of the YearWycliffe Gordon
Player of Instruments Rare in JazzScott Robinson, reeds/brass/antiques
Alto Sax Player of the YearOrnette Coleman
Tenor Sax Player of the YearSonny Rollins
Soprano Sax Player of the YearJane Ira Bloom
Baritone Sax Player of the YearJames Carter
Clarinetist of the YearAnat Cohen
Flutist of the YearNicole Mitchell
Pianist of the YearHank Jones
Organ–Keyboards of the YearDr. Lonnie Smith
Guitarist of the YearBill Frisell
Bassist of the YearChristian McBride
Electric Bassist of the YearSteve Swallow
Strings Player of the YearRegina Carter
Mallets Player of the YearJoe Locke
Percussionist of the YearCandido Camero
Drummer of the YearRoy Haynes
Events Producer of the YearPatricia Nicholson–Parker, Arts for Art, RUCMA, Vision Festival
Jazz Journalism Lifetime Achievement AwardDoug Ramsey, author, biographer, blogger
Willis Conover–Marian McPartland Broadcasting AwardNancy Wilson, for "Jazz Profiles"
National Public Radio
Helen Dance–Robert Palmer Feature & Review Writing AwardNate Chinen
New York Times, JazzTimes
Best Periodical Covering JazzJazzTimes
Best Website on JazzAllAboutJazz.com
Best Book about JazzPlaying the Changes: Milt Hinton's Life in Stories and Photographs
by Milt Hinton, David G. Berger and Holly Maxson (Vanderbilt University Press)
Lona Foote–Bob Parent Photography AwardMilt Hinton (1910–2000)
Jazz Photo of the Year"Time Stood Still for Andrew Hill,"
by Laurence Donohue-Greene
The Jazz Journalists Association
2008 Awards for the 'A Team'
Activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz
  • Dr. Valerie Capers, pianist, composer, emeritus chair of City University of New York Department of Music and Art at Bronx Community College
  • Dana Gioia, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts
  • Lauren Deutsch, photographer and executive director of the Jazz Institute of Chicago
  • Susan Muscarella, pianist-composer-arranger-educator, founder of JazzSchool (Berkeley)
  • Phil Nimmons, clarinetist, improviser, father of Canadian jazz education
  • George Russell, conceptualist, composer, orchestra leader, educator (New England Conservatory)
  • Dick Wang, musician, educator (Univ of Illinois-Chicago), mentor, historian, archivist, co-founder, past president and current board member of the Jazz Institute of Chicago
  • Dr. Herb Wong, founder of the Palo Alto jazz alliance and Berkeley public school jazz programs, broadcaster, record producer and annotator, past-president of the International Association of Jazz Educators, spirit of the Monterey Jazz Festival
  • Wendy Oxenhorn, executive director of the Jazz Foundation of America, founder of Street News, blues harmonica player
Photos from the event by Enid Farber
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