[jja-announce] Last Day for Jazz Awards Nominations, due by Midnight Tonight

jazzcritic at bellsouth.net jazzcritic at bellsouth.net
Sat Mar 18 06:58:05 EST 2006

Dear JJA Member:
If you have not already submitted your JJA Award Nominations, please 
do so by tomorrow. You may be getting 1-2 more reminder emails but the 
deadline will be firm at midnight, Saturday, March 18th (or 12:01 am PT 
Sunday, just to make it clear).
There are many deserving musicians, broadcasters, journalists and 
others who are worthy of your time and consideration. Please nominate 
up to 5 per category.
Here is a list of last year's categories, which should be identical 
for 2006. Please that categories with an asterisk are lifetime awards, 
so previous winners are ineligible. 

Please send your nominations to jjaballot2006 at yahoo.com, 
which is specifically dedicated Jazz Awards nominations.
Please do not use any other email address for sending in your nominations.
All emails other than ballots (or questions about ballots) sent to it will be 

I will be checking jjaballot2006 at yahoo.com several times throughout this
final day of voting. If you wish an acknowledgement that your ballot was received,
please make that request at the very top of your email.

Please sign your name at the top of your ballot so we may verify that 
you are indeed eligible to vote. 

Please reply in the body of your email instead of attaching a ballot.


Ken Dryden

Make up to five nominations for each award. Please note that 
nominations are due by midnight, March 18, PT 

Lifetime Achievement Award* (past winners: Benny Carter, Max Roach, 
Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, John Lewis, Clark Terry, Cecil Taylor, 
Dave Brubeck, Hank Jones) 

Musician of the Year 

Up & Com! ing Musician of the Year* (past winners include Jason Moran, 
Jane Monheit and others, all of whom are ineligible...generally 
should have recorded fewer than 5 CDs as a leader) 

Jazz Album of the Year 

Single CD Reissue of the Year (Note: This should be an actual reissue 
and not a first time historical discovery...such CDs should instead be 
considered for "Jazz Album of the Year")

Boxed Set Reissue of the Year 

Record Label of the Year 

Events Producer of the Year 

Composer of the Year 

Arranger of the Year 

Male Singer of the Year 

Female Jazz Singer of the Year 

Latin Jazz Album of the Year 

Small Ensemble of the Year (<9 pieces) 

Large Ensemble of the Year (9+ pieces) 

Trumpeter of the Year 

Trombonist of the Year 

Player of the Year of Instruments Rare in Jazz 

Alto Saxophonist of the Year 

Tenor Saxophonist of the Year 

Soprano Saxophonist of the Year 

Baritone Saxophonist of the Year 

Clarinetist of the Year 

Flutist of the Year 

Pianist of the Year 

Organ-keyboards of the Year 

Guitarist of the Year 

Acoustic Bassist of the Year 

Electric Bassist of the Year 

Strings Player of the Year 

Mallets Player of the Year 

Percussionist of the Year 

Drummer of the Year 

Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism* (past winners: Whitney 
Balliett, Stanley Dance, Nat Hentoff, Dan Morgenstern, Ira Gitler, Gary 
Giddins, Gene Lees, Bob Blumenthal are ineligible) 

Willis Conover-Marian McPartland Award*-Excellence in Jazz Broadcasting 
(This has been turned into a one-time-only award, and your three 
nominees should come from different stations or broadcast networks, 
according to the ballot committee. Past winners, thus ineligible, are: 
Neil Tesser, Marian McPartland, Dr. Bill! y Taylor, Phil Schaap, Michael 
Bourne, Kenny Washington, Alyn Shipton, Steve Schwartz, Rhonda 

Lona Foote-Bob Parent Award *-Excellence in Photography (This is a 
one-time-only-award, recognizing sustained excellence or a significant 
of work in jazz photography). Past winners: William Claxton, William 
Gottlieb, Herman Leonard, Chuck Stewart, Enid Farber, Ken Franckling, 
Tanner, Jack Vartoogian 

Helen Dance-Robert Palmer Award-Excellence in Newspaper, Magazine or 
Online Writing 

Best Periodical Covering Jazz 

Best Website Concentrating on Jazz 

Best Book About Jazz 

Best Photo of the Year (submit photos by 3/31) 
---email one JPEG to whit at transpect.com

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