2006 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz AwardsSM
  1. Lifetime Achievement in Jazz
    - Roy Haynes

  2. Musician of the Year
    - Sonny Rollins

  3. Up & Coming Musician of the Year
    - Dafnis Prieto

  4. Jazz Album of the Year
    - Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane,Carnegie Hall 1957 (Blue Note)

  5. Single CD Reissue of the Year
    - Pat Metheny/Ornette Coleman, Song X (Nonesuch)

  6. Boxed Set Reissue of the Year
    - Miles Davis, The Cellar Door Sessions 1970 (Columbia/Legacy), original sessions produced by Teo Macero, produced for release by Teo Macero and Stan Tonkel

  7. Record Label of the Year
    - Concord/Fantasy/Telarc

  8. Events Producer of the Year
    - George Wein, Festival Productions

  9. Composer of the Year
    - Andrew Hill

  10. Arranger of the Year
    - Maria Schneider

  11. Male Singer of the Year
    - Kurt Elling

  12. Female Singer of the Year
    - Dianne Reeves

  13. Latin Jazz Album of the Year
    - Bebo Valdés, Bebo de Cuba (Calle 54)

  14. Small Ensemble of the Year (< 9 pieces)
    - Wayne Shorter Quartet

  15. Large Ensemble of the Year (9+ pieces)
    - Gerald Wilson Orchestra

  16. Trumpeter of the Year
    - Dave Douglas

  17. Trombonist of the Year
    - Wycliffe Gordon

  18. Player of the Year of Instruments Rare in Jazz
    - Toots Thielemans (harmonica)

  19. Alto Saxophonist of the Year
    - Phil Woods

  20. Tenor Saxophonist of the Year
    - Sonny Rollins

  21. Soprano Saxophonist of the Year
    - Jane Ira Bloom

  22. Baritone Saxophonist of the Year
    - James Carter

  23. Clarinetist of the Year
    - Paquito D'Rivera

  24. Flutist of the Year
    - Sam Rivers

  25. Pianist of the Year
    - Bill Charlap

  26. Organ-keyboards of the Year
    - Joey DeFrancesco

  27. Guitarist of the Year
    - Jim Hall

  28. Acoustic Bassist of the Year
    - Ron Carter

  29. Electric Bassist of the Year
    - Christian McBride

  30. Strings Player of the Year
    - Regina Carter

  31. Mallets Player of the Year
    - Joe Locke

  32. Percussionist of the Year
    - Ray Barretto

  33. Drummer of the Year
    - Paul Motian

Jazz Journalism Categories

  1. Jazz Journalism Lifetime Achievement Award (past winners: Whitney Balliett, Stanley Dance, Gary Giddins, Nat Hentoff, Ira Gitler, Dan Morgenstern, Bob Blumenthal)
    - Howard Mandel

  2. Willis Conover-Marian McPartland Award for Excellence in Jazz Broadcasting (past winners: Neil Tesser, Marian McPartland, Dr. Billy Taylor, Phil Schaap, Michael Bourne, Kenny Washington, Alyn Shipton, Steve Schwartz, Rhonda Hamilton)
    - Eric Jackson (WGBH-FM, Boston)

  3. 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)
    - Jimmy Katz

  4. Helen Dance-Robert Palmer Award — Excellence in Newspaper, Magazine or Online Writing (past winners: Gary Giddins, Howard Mandel, Bill Milkowski, Ben Ratliff)
    - Nate Chinen

  5. Best Periodical Covering Jazz
    - JazzTimes

  6. Best Website Concentrating on Jazz
    - AllAboutJazz.com

  7. Best Book About Jazz
    - Take Five: The Public and Private Lives of Paul Desmond (Parkside), by Doug Ramsey

  8. Best Photo of the Year

    Photographer: Gene Martin

    Celebrity photographer and JJA member Gene Martin shot this image of tenor man Houston Person for the cover of Houston's CD, "All Soul", on HighNote Records. Gene's use of motion in images is well known in the record cover market as well as during his tenure as cover photographer for JazzTimes magazine. The image was captured "in camera" without post production effects.

    Gene Martin Photography
    New York City

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