Jun 22, 2012
Sonny Rollins, saxophone colossus, was the big winner of the 2012 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards, announced this afternoon at a gala party at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City. The tenor saxophonist was named Musician of the Year, his album Road Shows, Vol. 2 chosen as Best Record of the Year and he was judged Best Tenor Saxophonist, too. Rollins will be one of the headliners at the Detroit Jazz Festival this Labor Day Weekend.
Horace Silver, who at age 84 is residing in an assisted care facility in upstate New York, was hailed for his Lifetime Achievement in Jazz.
Other Awards in the 40 categories of excellence in music and
music journalism voted on by professional members of the JJA went
to a broad spectrum of jazz stylists; all the winners are listed
here. The sole multiple category winner besides Sonny Rollins
was Anat Cohen.