[jja-announce] 10th annual JJA Jazz Awards (sm) finalists announcement

Jazzmandel at aol.com Jazzmandel at aol.com
Fri Apr 21 13:03:37 EDT 2006

Dear JJA Members -- Here's news regarding the 10th annual JJA Jazz Awards 
(sm), including finalists nominations. To those members (more than 100) who 
participated in the nominations process, thanks. Voting for professional members of 
the JJA ONLY starts tomorrow, April 22, at www.Jazzhouse.org, and will end 
Monday, May 1 at midnight. 

Tickets for the Jazz Awards will be $75 for JJA members (same as last year). 
We're working out details of the program, sponsorships, etc. currently. We 
also will schedule a JJA members meeting (free, of course) for mid-day Wednesday 
or Thursday, June 21 or 22, time and place in NYC to be announced. 

best to all, Howard

The Jazz Journalists Association announces the finalists ballot for its 10th 
annual Jazz Awards (sm), with the 20-year old professional organization 
nominating more than 200 jazz musicians, recordings, labels, producers, concert 
presenters, authors, broadcasters, photographers and new media outlets for 
recognition of achievements in 2005-2006. Winners of the Awards, to be voted on by 
the international JJA's approximately 400 professional members, will be 
announced at a gala supper party, open to the public, on Monday, June 19, from 4 to 7 
p.m. at B. B. King's Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., in New York City. 

The Jazz Awards are presented in 41 categories, including Lifetime 
Achievement in Jazz and in Jazz Journalism, and also honor jazz advocates, activists, 
altruists, aiders and abettors in an "A Team"   selected by an executive 
committee of the JJA's freelance writers, photographers, broadcasters, educators and 
website creators. All nominees are invited guests at the party at B.B. King's, 
a fundraiser supporting the non-profit JJA's education, audience-outreach and 
professional mentoring initiatives. Tax-deductible tickets cost $200 ($75 for 
members of the JJA), and are available for credit card purchase via secure 
server online at www.JazzJournalistsAwards. 

Gretchen Valade, Mack Avenue's founder and underwriter of the Detroit Jazz 
Festival, has been named to the A Team, along with Bill McFarlin (International 
Association for Jazz Education), Dolly McLean (co-director with her late 
husband Jackie McLean of the Hartford, Ct. Artists Collective), Michael Cogswell 
(Louis Armstrong House and Archives), Phoebe Jacobs (Louis Armstrong Educational 
Foundation), Jonathan Rose (former board member for Jazz at Lincoln Center), 
Sheldon Meyer (editor emeritus of Oxford University Press), Sandra and Ben 
Jaffe (respectively, founder and current co-director of the Preservation Hall 
Band) and Ann Ward, director of Chicago's AACM School. 
Further information on the 10th annual Jazz Awards is posted at 
www.Jazzhouse,org, website of the JJA, and available from Howard Mandel, JJA president, 
hman at jazzhouse.org.

Jazz Journalists Association 
Jazz Awards 2006

Finalist nominees based on cumulative votes of professional members, Jazz 
Journalists Association.

1. Lifetime Achievement in Jazz

Roy Haynes
Andrew Hill
Lee Konitz
Marian McPartland 
Paul Motian

2. Musician of the Year

Dave Douglas 
Andrew Hill 
Sonny Rollins 
Joe Lovano 
Paul Motian
Ken Vandermark 

3. Up & Coming Musician of the Year

Anat Cohen 
Eldar Djangirov
Robert Glasper 
John Hollenbeck 
Dafnis Prieto
Miguel Zenon

4. Jazz Album of the Year 

Fred Hersch, Leaves of Grass (Nonesuch)
Andrew Hill, Time Lines (Blue Note)
Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane,Carnegie Hall 1957 (Blue Note)
Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie, Town Hall 1945 (Uptown)
Sonny Rollins,Without A Song: The 9/11 Concert (Milestone)

5. Single CD Reissue of the Year 

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

6. 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),oOriginals produced by various, produced for release by Steve Berkowitz (Legacy A&
R, Michael Brooks, Bob Irmin, Seth Rothstein, project director),

7. Record Label of the Year

Blue Note

8. 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

9. Composer of the Year 

Carla Bley
Dave Douglas
Andrew Hill 
John Hollenbeck
Maria Schneider

10. Arranger of the Year 

Carla Bley
Bob Brookmeyer
Bill Holman 
Maria Schneider 
Gerald Wilson 

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

12. Female Jazz Singer of the Year
Dee Dee Bridgewater 
Diana Reeves 
Luciana Souza 
Tierney Sutton 
Cassandra Wilson

13. 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 y Alegria (Adventure Music)
Bebo Valdés, Bebo de Cuba (Calle 54) 

14. 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

15. Large Ensemble of the Year (9+ pieces) 

Dave Holland Big Band
Mingus Big Band
Maria Schneider Orchestra
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
Gerald Wilson Orchestra

16. Trumpeter of the Year 

Dave Douglas 
Roy Hargrove
Wynton Marsalis
Nicholas Payton
Jeremy Pelt
Randy Sandke

17. Trombonist of the Year 

Robin Eubanks
Wycliffe Gordon
Conrad Herwig
Roswell Rudd 
Steve Turre 

18. 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)

19. Alto Saxophonist of the Year

Ornette Coleman 
Marty Ehrlich 
Lee Konitz
Greg Osby 
Phil Woods

20. Tenor Saxophonist of the Year 

Joe Lovano 
Tony Malaby
Chris Potter 
Sonny Rollins
Wayne Shorter 

21. Soprano Saxophonist of the Year 

Jane Ira Bloom
Jane Bunnett
David Liebman
Branford Marsalis
Wayne Shorter 
Evan Parker

22. Baritone Saxophonist of the Year 

Hamiet Bluiett 
James Carter
Ronnie Cuber
Claire Daly
Gary Smulyan 

23. Clarinetist of the Year
Don Byron
Kenny Davern
Paquito D’Rivera
Marty Ehrlich
Ken Peplowski

24. Flutist of the Year

Jamie Baum 
James Moody
Sam Rivers
Lew Tabackin
Frank Wess

25. Pianist of the Year 

Kenny Barron
Bill Charlap
Fred Hersch
Andrew Hill
Keith Jarrett
Jason Moran 
Danilo Perez

26. Organ-keyboards of the Year 

Joey DeFrancesco
Larry Goldings
Dr. Lonnie Smith
Craig Taborn
Sam Yahel

27. Guitarist of the Year

Bill Frisell 
Jim Hall 
Russell Malone
Pat Metheny 
Ben Monder
Kurt Rosenwinkel

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

29. Electric Bassist of the Year 

Richard Bona
Bob Cranshaw
Matthew Garrison
Christian McBride
Steve Swallow 
Stomu Takeishi

30. Strings Player of the Year 

Billy Bang
Regina Carter
Mark Feldman
Erik Friedlander
Jenny Scheinman

31. Mallets Player of the Year 

Gary Burton
Stefon Harris 
Bobby Hutcherson 
Joe Locke
Steve Nelson

32. Percussionist of the Year 

Ray Barretto 
Cyro Baptista
Hamid Drake 
Kahil El'Zabar
Giovanni Hidalgo 
Poncho Sanchez

33. Drummer of the Year 

Hamid Drake
Roy Haynes 
Paul Motian 
Lewis Nash
Matt Wilson 

34. 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

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

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

36. 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

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

David Adler
Nate Chinen
Francis Davis
Mike Zwerin 

38. Best Periodical Covering Jazz

AllAboutJazz-New York
Down Beat 
Signal to Noise 

39. Best Website Concentrating on Jazz

40. Best Book About Jazz 

Jazzlife, 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 

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

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

41. Jazz Photo of the Year – entrants on display at www.Jazzhouse.Org

Howard Mandel
151 1st Ave.
NY NY 10003
phone 212 533 9495
cell 212 533 4952

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