2009 JJA Jazz Awards


Lifetime Achievement in Jazz
Lee Konitz
Musician of the Year
Sonny Rollins
Composer of the Year
Maria Schneider
Up & Coming Artist of the Year
Esperanza Spalding
Events Producer of the Year
George Wein
New Festival Productions
photo © Enid Farber
Record of the Year
Appearing Nightly
Carla Bley Big Band
Latin Jazz Album of the Year
Song for Chico
Arturo O'Farrill
Historical Recording/Reissue of the Year
Road Shows, Vol. 1
Sonny Rollins
Historical Recording Boxed Set
The Lester Young/Count Basie Sessions 1936-40
Record Label of the Year
Female Singer of the Year
Cassandra Wilson
Male Singer of the Year
Kurt Elling
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Instruments Rare in Jazz
Richard Galliano, accordion
Large Ensemble of the Year
Maria Schneider Orchestra
Arranger of the Year
Maria Schneider
Small Ensemble Group of the Year
SF Jazz Collective
Trumpeter of the Year
Terence Blanchard
photo © Enid Farber
Trombonist of the Year
Roswell Rudd
Tenor Saxophonist of the Year
Sonny Rollins
Alto Saxophonist of the Year
Rudresh Mahanthappa
photo © Enid Farber
Flutist of the Year
Frank Wess
Baritone Saxophonist of the Year
Gary Smulyan
Soprano Saxophonist of the Year
Branford Marsalis
Clarinetist of the Year
Anat Cohen
Guitarist of the Year
Bill Frisell
Pianist of the Year
Hank Jones
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Organist of the Year
Dr. Lonnie Smith
photo © Enid Farber
Strings Player of the Year
Billy Bang
photo © Enid Farber
Bassist of the Year
William Parker
Electric Bassist of the Year
Steve Swallow
Mallet Instrumentalist of the Year
Joe Locke
Percussionist of the Year
Hamid Drake
Drummer of the Year
Brian Blade
Periodical of the Year
Jazz Times
Website of the Year
Blog of the Year
Jazz Beyond Jazz
By Howard Mandel
Best Book about Jazz
A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music
By George Lewis
(University of Chicago Press)
photo © Enid Farber
Best Photo of the Year
Hank Jones, Montreal Jazz Festival 2008
By Kris King (© 2008)
The Lona Foote—Bob Parent Award for Photography
John Abbott
The Willis Conover—Marian McPartland Award for Broadcasting
Ben Young, Director, WKCR
(Columbia University)
The Helen Dance—Robert Palmer Award for Review and Feature Writing
Nate Chinen
Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism
Mike Zwerin

The Jazz Foundation of America and the Jazz Journalists Association
Special Career Honors for Words with Music

Mark Murphy

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A Team Awards for:

Herb Alpert
Musician, Producer, Jazz Supporter
Dr. Agnes Varis
Jazz Angel
Bruce Lundvall
Record Man
photo © Enid Farber
David N. Baker
Jazz Educator
Timuel Black
Cultural Historian
Steven Saltzman
Chicago Jazz Advocate
Ruth Price
The Jazz Bakery
Clarence Acox
Garfield High School Jazz Band Leader
Scott Brown
Roosevelt High School Jazz Band Leader
Peter Levinson
Author and Publicist
Richard Sudhalter
Author, Journalist, Musician

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