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2011 Jazz Journalists Association Award Winners Announced

Jun 16, 2011

Multiple awards for Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano and Ambrose Akinmusirewere the highlight of the 2011 Jazz Journalists Awards presented in New York on June 11, 2011.

Here is a complete list of winners:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN JAZZ
Jimmy Heath

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Sonny Rollins

COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
Jason Moran

UP AND COMING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ambrose Akinmusire

RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Joe Lovano Us Five: Bird Songs (Blue Note)

HISTORICAL RECORDING, BOXED SET OR SINGLE CD REISSUE OF THE YEAR
Duke Ellington: The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings of Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra (Mosaic)

RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR
Blue Note

FEMALE SINGER OF THE YEAR
Dee Dee Bridgewater

MALE SINGER OF THE YEAR
Kurt Elling

LARGE ENSEMBLE OF THE YEAR
Mingus Big Band

SMALL ENSEMBLE OF THE YEAR
Joe Lovano Us Five

ARRANGER OF THE YEAR
Bill Holman

TRUMPETER OF THE YEAR
Ambrose Akinmusire

TROMBONIST OF THE YEAR
Wycliffe Gordon

TENOR SAXOPHONIST OF THE YEAR
Sonny Rollins

ALTO SAXOPHONIST OF THE YEAR
Rudresh Mahanthappa

BARITONE SAXOPHONIST OF THE YEAR
James Carter

SOPRANO SAXOPHONIST OF THE YEAR
Jane Ira Bloom

CLARINETIST OF THE YEAR
Anat Cohen

FLUTIST OF THE YEAR
Nicole Mitchell

GUITARIST OF THE YEAR
Russell Malone

PIANIST OF THE YEAR
Fred Hersch

BASSIST OF THE YEAR
Christian McBride

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR
Matt Wilson

PERCUSSIONIST OF THE YEAR
Bobby Sanabria

ORGANIST/KEYBOARDIST OF THE YEAR
Dr. Lonnie Smith

MALLET INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
Stefon Harris

VIOLINIST OF THE YEAR
Billy Bang

PLAYER OF THE YEAR INSTRUMENTS RARE IN JAZZ
Toots Thielemans, harmonica

PERIODICAL/WEBSITE OF THE YEAR
JazzTimes

BLOG OF THE YEAR
A Blog Supreme, by Patrick Jarenwattananon

BEST BOOK ABOUT JAZZ
I Walked With Giants: The Autobiography of Jimmy Heath by Jimmy Heath and Joseph McLaren (Temple University Press)

BEST LINER NOTES OF THE YEAR
Steven Lasker for The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings of Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra (Mosaic)

THE HELEN DANCE-ROBERT PALMER AWARD FOR REVIEW AND FEATURE WRITING
Nate Chinen

THE WILLIS CONOVER–MARIAN MCPARTLAND AWARD FOR BROADCASTING
Phil Schapp

THE LONA FOOTE- BOB PARENT AWARD FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Jimmy Katz

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN JAZZ JOURNALISM
Bill Milkowski

SHORT FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Sonny Rollins: Getting It Back Together - Bret Primack, producer/director

PHOTO OF THE YEAR
Sonny Rollins by John Abbott

JAZZ HEROES
Omrao Brown, Bohemian Caverns, Washington DC
Peggy Cooper Cafritz, Arts philanthropist and policy adviser, Washington DC
John Gilbreath, executive director Earshot Jazz, Seattle
Dr. Maiterya Padukone, pro bono dentistry referred by Jazz Foundation of America, NYC
Don Z. Miller, festival and jazz tour organizer, Arizona
Ed Reed, drug counselor and singer, Bay Area
Mike Reed, festival and events producer and drummer, Chicago
Roger Spencer and Lori Mechem, directors of the Nashville Jazz Workshop

Elynor Walcott and her sons Paul, Frank and Lloyd Poindexter, proprietors of Wally's Cafe Jazz Club, Boston