[jja-announce] Not a ballot -- not an April Fools joke either

Jazzmandel@aol.com Jazzmandel@aol.com
Tue, 1 Apr 2003 13:30:01 EST

Dear JJA Colleagues


This *is* a list of the finalists among the 2500 some nominations submitted 
by 90! members of the JJA. 

The ballot itself will be posted at www.Jazzhouse.org, along with the photos 
submitted for Jazz Photograph of the Year. Our webmaster Whit promises to do 
this very soon -- I will send out another JJA announce when it is up. 

But until then, please peruse these nominations, and think about how you'll 
cast your votes. Thanks to everyone who participated by sending in 

best, Howard

Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards 2003 Finalists Ballot

These finalists represent pluralities of votes awarded to nominees by 90 
full-fledged members of the Jazz Journalists Association. In the case of 
certain categories, there are more than five nominees -- representing ties. 

The finalist ballot will be made available for voting by members of the Jazz 
Journalists Association only, online at www.Jazzhouse.org. Winners will be 
announced at a cocktail/supper party awards event at B. B. King's Blues Club 
and Grill, 245 W. 42nd St., on Tuesday, June 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. 
Reservations for JJA members, Jazz Awards nominees, jazz industry supporters 
and the general public can be made at www.JazzJournalistsAwards.com, courtesy 
of  www.JazzCorner.com.

Tickets for the Jazz Awards cost $75; nominees and JJA members get one ticket 
free, and may pay $20 for one additional ticket. JJA members and nominees 
must reserve these event tickets in advance. 

More details available from: Howard Mandel (Hman@jazzhouse.org) and Don 
Lucoff (dondlmedia@covad.net). 

For sponsorship opportunities concerning these 7th Annual JJA Jazz Awards, 
contact Suzan Jenkins (muzikmusette@aol.com)

For advertisements in the JJA Awards program book, contact Joe Petrucelli 

1) Lifetime Achievement in Jazz

Cecil Taylor
Elvin Jones
Lee Konitz
Roy Haynes
Wayne Shorter 

2) Musician of the Year

Dave Douglas
Dave Holland 
Joe Lovano
Matt Shipp
Wayne Shorter

3) Up 'n' Coming Musician of the Year

Jason Moran
Jeremy Pelt
John Hollenbeck
Norah Jones
Vijay Iyer

4) Jazz Album of the Year

Always Let Me Go (ECM) -- Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette
Footprints Live! (Verve) -- Wayne Shorter 
Modernistic (Blue Note) -- Jason Moran 
Peace Pipe (Palmetto) -- Ben Allison 
What Goes Around (ECM) -- Dave Holland Big Band 

5) Reissue of the Year 

A Love Supreme (Impulse) -- John Coltrane 
Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street (Emarcy/Verve)
Live at the Golden Circle (Blue Note) --  Ornette Coleman Trio
Money Jungle (Blue Note) -- Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Max Roach
Monk's Dream (Columbia Legacy) -- Thelonious Monk 

6) Historical Box Set of the Year

Charlie Christian, Genius of the Electric Guitar (Columbia Legacy)
Complete Miles Davis at Montreux (Columbia Legacy/Warner Bros. Switzerland)
Grant Green: Retrospetive (Blue Note)
The Classic Columbia and Okeh Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang Recordings (Mosaic)
The Herbie Hancock Box (Columbia Legacy) 

7) Record Label of the Year

Blue Note
Thirsty Ear

8) Jazz Producer of the Year

Andre Menard (Festival International de Jazz de Montreal)
George Wein (Festival Productions)
Patricia Nicholson Parker (Vision Fest)
Randall Kline (SFJazz)
Tim Jackson (Monterey Jazz Festival)
Todd Barkan and Wynton Marsalis (Jazz@Lincoln Center)

9) Jazz Composer of the Year

Andrew Hill
Ben Allison
Dave Douglas
Dave Holland
Maria Schneider
Wayne Shorter

10) Jazz Arranger of the Year

Bill Holman
Dave Holland
Jim McNeeley
Maria Schneider
Toshiko Akiyoshi

11) Male Jazz Vocalist of the Year

Andy Bey
Giacomo Gates
Kevin Mahagony
Kurt Elling
Mark Murphy

12) Female Jazz Vocalist of the Year

Abbey Lincoln
Cassandra Wilson
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Dianne Reeves
Patricia Barber

13) Latin Jazz Album of the Year
Quarteto, Aché! (Khaeon) -- Bobby Sanabria 
Fantasia Cubana (Blue Note) -- Chucho Valdes 
La Perfecta II (Concord) -- Eddie Palmieri
Now Is Another Time (Justin Time) -- David Murray Latin Big Band  Cuban 
Odyssey (Blue Note) -- Jane Bunnett and Spirits of Havana
14) Small Jazz Group of the Year

Dave Holland Quintet
Hancock/Brecker/Hargrove Directions In Music 
Keith Jarrett Trio
The Bad Plus
Vandermark Five
Wayne Shorter Quartet

15) Big Jazz Band of the Year

 Dave Holland Big Band
ICP Orchestra
Maria Schneider
Mingus Big Band
Toshiko Akiyoshi Big Band

16) Jazz Trumpeter of the Year

Brian Lynch
Dave Douglas
Ingrid Jensen
Nicholas Payton
Roy Hargrove
Tom Harrell

17) Jazz Trombonist of the Year
Conrad Herwig 
Robin Eubanks 
Roswell Rudd 
Steve Turre 
Wycliff Gordon 

18) Miscellaneous Jazz Brass of the Year

Bob Stewart (tuba)
Howard Johnson (tuba)
Marcus Rojas (tuba)
Steve Bernstein (slide trumpet)
Tom Varner (french horn) 

19) Jazz Alto Saxophonist of the Year
Gary Bartz 
Greg Osby 
Kenny Garrett 
Lee Konitz 
Phil Woods 

20)  Jazz Tenor Saxophonist of the Year

Chris Potter
Dave Murray
Joe Lovano 
Sonny Rollins
Wayne Shorter 

21) Jazz Soprano Saxophonist of the Year

Dave Liebman 
Jane Bunnett 
Jane Ira Bloom 
Steve Lacy 
Wayne Shorter 

22) Jazz Baritone Saxophonist of the Year

Clare Daly
Gary Smulyan 
Hamiet Bluiett 
James Carter 
Ronnie Cuber 

23) Jazz Clarinetist of the Year

Ken Peplowski 
Kenny Davern 
Marty Ehrlich
Paquito D'Rivera
Perry Robinson 

24) Jazz Pianist of the Year

Brad Mehldau 
Jason Moran
Keith Jarrett
Kenny Barron 
Matthew Shipp 

25) Jazz Organ-keyboardist of the Year

Dr. Lonnie Smith 
Jimmy Smith 
Joey De Francesco 
John Medeski 
Larry Goldings 

26) Jazz Guitarist of the Year

Bill Frisell 
Jim Hall 
John Scofield 
Pat Metheny
Russell Malone 

27) Jazz Bassist of the Year

 Dave Holland 
Christian McBride
Ron Carter 
Scott Colley 
William Parker 

28) Jazz Electric Bassist of the Year

Christian McBride
John Patitucci 
Marcus Miller 
Richard Bona 
Steve Swallow 

29) Jazz Strings Player of the Year

Billy Bang 
Mamadou Diabate 
Mark Feldman
Mat Maneri
Regina Carter

30) Jazz Mallets Player of the Year

Bobby Hutcherson 
Gary Burton 
Joe Locke
Stefon Harris
Steve Nelson 

31) Jazz Percussionist of the Year

Giovanni Hidalgo
Kahil El'Zabar
Poncho Sanchez
Ray Barretto
Trilok Gurtu

32) Jazz Drummer of the Year

Brian Blade
Elvin Jones
Jack DeJohnette
Jeff "Tain" Watts
Matt Wilson
Roy Haynes

Jazz Journalists Categories

1) Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism

Bob Blumenthal
Francis Davis
Gary Giddins 
Gene Lees
Howard Mandel
Mike Zwerin

2) Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Broadcasting -- the Willis Conover/Marian 
McPartland Award 

Alyn Shipton - BBC Radio 3
Chuck Niles - KKJZ (Long Beach, CA)
Gary Walker - WBGO (Newark, NJ) 
Jim Wilke - KPLU/Public Radio International (Seattle, WA)
Nancy Wilson, "Jazz Profiles" (NPR)
Ted Panken - WKCR (New York, NY)

3) Jazz Photographer of the Year -- the Lona Foote/Bob Parent Award

Alan Nahagian 
Jack Vartoogian
Jimmy Katz
Ken Franckling
Lee Tanner

4) Jazz Writer of the Year -- The Helen Oakley Dance/Robert Palmer Award

Ben Ratliff (New York Times)
Bill Milkowski (Jazz Times, Jazziz, etc.)
Gary Giddins (Village Voice)
Howard Mandel (Down Beat, Musical America, etc.)
Mark Miller (Toronto Star)

5) Best Periodical Covering Jazz

Down Beat 
Jazz Times 

6) Best Website Covering Jazz


7) Best Book on Jazz

A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane's Signature Album (Penguin 
Putnam), by Ashley Kahn 
Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker (Knopf), by James Gavin
Jazz Modernism: From Ellington and Armstrong to Matisse and Joyce (Knopf), by 
Alfred Appel 
A Jazz Odyssey: The Life of Oscar Peterson (Continuum Publishing Group), by 
Oscar Peterson and Richard Palmer
Roy Eldridge - Little Jazz Giant (Bayou Jazz Lives) (Continuum Publishing 
Group), by John Chilton
So What: The Life of Miles Davis (Simon & Schuster), by John Szwed 
Tonight At Noon: A Love Story (Pantheon Books), by Sue Graham Mingus