[jja-announce] Jazz Awards Nominations Ballot and Instructions

Ken Dryden jjaballot2008 at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 13 11:17:03 EST 2008

Dear JJA Member:

Hey everybody who's a regular, full-fledged professional not support or student) member of the 
JJA -- (especially OFFICERS and BOARD MEMBERS, I mean you!)  NOW IS THE TIME to get your nominations ballot for the 12th annual JJA Jazz Awards in, to
 jjaballot2008 at yahoo.com.

 Below I have pasted in the ballot, which asks for up to 5 nominees in each category. 
Please cut and paste it into the body of a new email, put your name at the top, fill in as much as 
you're comfortable about, include nominees for the A Team Awards (for advocates, activists, 
altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz) -- and send that e-mail (and that e-mail only! 
Other messages won't be read!) to:

   jjaballot2008 at yahoo.com 

Guidelines have not changed, asterisked categories are
one time only awards with previous winners shown) Up to five nominations per
category, if skipping a category, please leave it in place and list “none.”

Correct spellings are greatly appreciated.

If more than 5 nominees are listed in a category, they will not be included in the total count.

Please use the parent company rather than an individual
label regarding nominations for Record Label of the Year.

Send the completed ballot in the body of an email
(please, no attachments!!!) to 


   jjaballot2008 at yahoo.com


The deadline for receiving Jazz Awards nominations is March 15, 2008.

Any questions can be sent to the above address, it will be checked several times a day)

Many thanks,


Ken Dryden


The Ballot 


Lifetime Achievement in Jazz * (past winners are ineligible: Benny Carter, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, John Lewis, Clark Terry, Dave Brubeck, Hank Jones, Roy Haynes, Andrew Hill) 

Musician of the Year 


Up & Coming Musician
of the Year* (5 or fewer CDs as a
leader, last year’s winner was Anat Cohen)


Jazz Album of the Year (Release date March 1, 2007 to Feb. 28, 2008)


Jazz Reissue of the Year,
single CD (Release date March 1, 2007 to Feb. 28,


Jazz Reissue of the Year,
boxed set (Release date March 1, 2007 to Feb. 28,


Jazz Record Label of the


Jazz Events Producer of
the Year 


Composer of the Year

Jazz Arranger of the Year 


Male Jazz Singer of the


Female Jazz Singer of the


Jazz Album of the Year


Ensemble Group of the Year (< 9


Large Ensemble of the Year (9+ pieces) 


Trumpeter of the Year 


Trombonist of the Year 


of the Year of Instruments Rare in Jazz

Saxophonist of the Year


Saxophonist of the Year


Saxophonist of the Year


Saxophonist of the Year


of the Year


of the Year


of the Year


of the Year


of the Year


Acoustic Bassist of the


Electric Bassist of the


Player of the Year


Mallets Player of the Year 


of the Year


of the Year


Jazz Journalism Categories


Jazz Journalism Lifetime Achievement Award* (previous winners ineligible: Whitney Balliett, Stanley Dance, Nat Hentoff, Dan Morgenstern, Ira Gitler, Gary Giddins, Gene Lees, Bob Blumenthal, Howard Mandel, Francis Davis)


Excellence in Jazz Broadcasting: The Willis Conover-Marian McPartland Award* (previous winners ineligible: (previous winners ineligible:Phil Schaap, Neil Tesser, Marian McPartland, Dr. Billy Taylor, Kenny Washington, Michael Bourne, Alyn Shipton, Steve Schwartz, Rhonda Hamilton, Eric Jackson, Bob Porter) 

 Excellence in Photography: The Lona Foote–Bob Parent Award* (previous winners ineligible: William Claxton, William Gottlieb, Herman Leonard, Jimmy Katz, Chuck Stewart, Enid Farber, Ken Franckling, Lee Tanner, Jack Vartoogian, Gene Martin)


Excellence in Newspaper,
Magazine or Online Feature or Review Writing of the Year (3/1/2007-2/28/2008):
The Helen Dance–Robert Palmer Award 


Best Periodical Covering


Best Website Concentrating
on Jazz 


Book About Jazz


Jazz Photo of the Year 

Please send no more than one JPEG submission to Whit at jazzhouse.org

Do not send JPEGs along with your Jazz Awards ballot


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