[jja-announce] 2007 Jazz Journalists Asssociation Jazz Awards Ballot

Howard Mandel jazzmandel at earthlink.net
Wed May 23 05:56:34 EDT 2007

2007 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz AwardsSM
Finalists Ballot

Dear JJA colleagues -

More than 200 jazz musicians, albums, record companies, producer/ 
presenters, jazz journals and journalists have been nominated as  
finalists in the 2007 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards, and  
second round-voting  in 41 categories recognizing excellence in music  
creation, production, presentation and music journalism, begins at  
noon on Wednesday, May 23, 2007. The polling booth at  
www.Jazzhouse.org (follow links on the home page) will be available  
for viewing  "photo of the year" submissions, and for professional  
members of the Jazz Journalists Associatiomembers only to cast one  
ballot each with votes across all categories, until noon, June 4.

Winners of the 2007 JJA Jazz Awards will be announced at an event in  
mid June in New York City, details to follow at www.Jazzhouse.org and  
via e-mail. Plans are also in the works to hold West Coast JJA Jazz  
Awards parties in midsummer.

questions? Email Hman at jazzhouse.org. The ballot is pasted in below  
(go to Jazzhouse to fill it out -- DO NOT SEND IT BACK TO ME!!!).

Congrats to all nominees -- there were many more than these finalists  
-- an approximation is 2000 all-told on nominating members' ballots.

Pres. Howard

The Ballot --

1.Lifetime Achievement in Jazz
Andrew Hill
Gerald Wilson
Jimmy Heath
Lee Konitz
Randy Weston

2.Musician of the Year
Andrew Hill
James Moody
Michael Brecker
Ornette Coleman
Sonny Rollins

3.Up & Coming Musician of the Year
Anat Cohen
Eldar Djangirov
Lionel Loueke
Miguel Zenon
Stefano Bollani

4.Jazz Album of the Year
New Monastery (Cryptogramophone) - Nels Cline
Sonny Please (Doxy) - Sonny Rollins
Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar) - Ornette Coleman
With Love (Blue Note) - Charles Tolliver Big Band
Beyond The Wall (Nonesuch) - Kenny Garrett

5.Jazz Reissue of the Year, single CD
Music Written for Monterey 1965 Not Heard: At UCLA 1965 (CME- 
Sunnyside) - Charles Mingus
Pax (Blue Note) - Andrew Hill
Seven Men in Neckties, History of the Micros, Vol 1 (Cuneiform  
Records) - Microscopic Septet
The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group  
Sessions (Mosaic MD 7-235) - Duke Ellington
The Cosmic Scene (Mosaic MCD-1001) - Duke Ellington

6.Jazz Reissue of the Year, boxed set
Fearless Leader (Concord) - John Coltrane
If You Got to Ask You Ain't Got It (Bluebird-Legacy) - Fats Waller
Solo: Mosaic Select (Artist House-Mosaic) - Andrew Hill
The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings (Riverside) - Thelonious Monk  
with John Coltrane
The Pacific Jazz Sessions (Blue Note) - Gil Evans

7.Jazz Record Label of the Year
Blue Note
High Note/Savant
Palmetto Records

8.Jazz Events Producer of the Year
Brice Rosenbloom, Winter Jazzfest, Knitting Factory NYC
Carol Sloane, Cape May Jazz Festival
George Wein
Jack Kleinsinger, Highlights In Jazz
Pat Phillipps & Etore Stratta
Patricia Nicholson-Parker, VisionFest

9.Jazz Composer of the Year
Andrew Hill
Charles Tolliver
Dave Douglas
Jason Moran
John Hollenbeck
Maria Schneider
Ornette Coleman

10.Jazz Arranger of the Year
Bill Holman
Carla Bley
Charles Tolliver
Jim McNeely
Maria Schneider

11.Male Jazz Singer of the Year
Bob Dorough
Giacomo Gates
Kurt Elling
Mark Murphy
Tony Bennett

12.Female Jazz Singer of the Year
Cassandra Wilson
Diana Krall
Dianne Reeves
Nancy Wilson
Roberta Gambarini
Tierney Sutton

13.Latin Jazz Album of the Year
Absolute Quintet (Zoho) - Dafnis Prieto
Simpatico (ArtistShare) - Brian Lynch & Eddie Palmieri
Sketches of Spain Y Mas: The Latin Side of Miles Davis (Live at the  
Blue Note) (Half Note) - Conrad Herwig
Standards Rican-ditioned (Zoho) - Ray Barretto
Viva (CAMJazz) - Diego Urcola

14.Small Ensemble Group of the Year (< 9 pieces)
Dave Douglas Quintet
Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts
Ornette Coleman Quartet
SFJazz Collective
Vandermark 5

15.Large Ensemble of the Year (9+ pieces)
Charles Tolliver Big Band
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
Maria Schneider Orchestra
Mingus Big Band
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

16.Trumpeter of the Year
Charles Tolliver
Clark Terry
Dave Douglas
Roy Hargrove
Sean Jones
Terrell Stafford

17.Trombonist of the Year
Conrad Herwig
George Lewis
Robin Eubanks
Roswell Rudd
Steve Turre
Wycliffe Gordon

18.Player of the Year of Instruments Rare in Jazz
Hendrick Meurkens, harmonica
Scott Robinson, multi-reeds
Steve Turre, conch shells
Toots Thielemans, harmonica

19.Alto Saxophonist of the Year
Greg Osby
Kenny Garrett
Lee Konitz
Ornette Coleman
Phil Woods

20.Tenor Saxophonist of the Year
Chris Potter
David "Fathead" Newman
Eric Alexander
Houston Person
Joe Lovano
Sonny Rollins
Tony Malaby

21.Soprano Saxophonist of the Year
Branford Marsalis
Dave Liebman
Evan Parker
Jane Bunnett
Jane Ira Bloom
Roscoe Mitchell

22.Baritone Saxophonist of the Year
Claire Daly
Gary Smulyan
Hamiet Bluiett
Joe Temperley
Ken Vandermark

23.Clarinetist of the Year
Anat Cohen
Don Byron
Eddie Daniels
Ken Peplowski
Kenny Davern

24.Flutist of the Year
Dave Valentin
Frank Wess
Holly Hofmann
James Moody
Jane Bunnett

25.Pianist of the Year
Andrew Hill
Bill Charlap
Brad Mehldau
Jason Moran
Keith Jarrett

26.Organ-keyboards of the Year
Craig Taborn
Dr. Lonnie Smith
Gary Versace
Joey DeFrancesco
Larry Goldings

27.Guitarist of the Year
Bill Frisell
Jim Hall
Joe Cohn
Pat Metheny
Russell Malone

28.Acoustic Bassist of the Year
Charlie Haden
Christian McBride
Dave Holland
Greg Cohen
William Parker

29.Electric Bassist of the Year
Bob Cranshaw
Christian McBride
Richard Bona
Steve Swallow
Stomu Takeishi

30.Strings Player of the Year
Billy Bang
Jenny Scheinman
Leroy Jenkins
Mark Feldman
Regina Carter

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

32.Percussionist of the Year
Cyro Baptista
Hamid Drake
Han Bennink
Kahil El 'Zabar
Ray Mantilla

33.Drummer of the Year
Billy Hart
John Hollenbeck
Matt Wilson
Paul Motian
Roy Haynes

Jazz Journalism Categories
1.Jazz Journalism Lifetime Achievement Award
Bill Milkowski
Doug Ramsey
Francis Davis
Mark Miller
Mike Zwerin

2.Excellence in Jazz Broadcasting: The Willis Conover-Marian  
McPartland Award
Bob Porter
Bobby Jackson
Jim Wilke
Linda Yohn

3.Excellence in Photography: The Lona Foote-Bob Parent Award
Gene Martin
Herb Snitzer
John Abbott
Mitchell Seidel

4.Excellence in Newspaper, Magazine or Online Feature or Review  
Writing: The Helen Dance-Robert Palmer Award
Ben Ratliff
Doug Ramsey
Mike Zwerin
Nate Chinen
Ted Panken

5.Best Periodical Covering Jazz
All About Jazz-New York
Down Beat
Signal To Noise

6.Best Website Concentrating on Jazz
AllAboutJazz.com (website)
Jazz Corner (website)
Jerry Jazz Musician (website)
Doug Ramsey's Rifftides (blog)
Point Of Departure (e-publication)

7.Best Book About Jazz
Alive at the Village Vanguard: My Life In and Out of Jazz Time (Hal  
Leonard Press) by Lorraine Gordon/Barry Singer
Considering Genius: Writings on Jazz (Basic Civitas) by Stanley Crouch
The House That Trane Built: The Story Of Impulse Records (W. W.  
Norton) by Ashley Kahn
Someone to Watch Over Me: The Life and Music of Ben Webster  
(University of Michigan Press) by Frank Buchmann-Moller

8.Best Jazz Photo of the Year
Bill King
George Harris
John Abbott
John Matouk
Kris King
Laurence Donohue-Greene
Lee Everett
Michael Jackson
Michael Kurgansky
Michael Wilderman
Mitchell Seidel
Nancy Kaszerman
Rozanne Levine
Tom "the Jazzman" Mallison

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