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Journalists Association Jazz Awards Nominees Released

May 25, 2010

The musical lineup is confirmed and tickets on sale for the 14th annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards gala to be held from 3:30 to 6:30 pm on Monday, June 14, 2010 at City Winery, 155 Varick St. at Vandam in New York City. Bobby Sanabria's Big Band, alto saxophonist Tia Fuller's Quartet, pianist Marc Cary's Focus Trio, Serbian guitarist Rale Micic's trio and solo pianist Ayako Shirasaki will perform at the JJA event, which features announcement of Awards winners, "A Team" and "Jazz Hero" honorees followed by a buffet reception.   
The general public may purchase tickets to either the Awards ceremony and the reception ($150, doors open at 3:30 p.m.) or only the reception ($75, doors open at 5 p.m.). Tickets for the Awards, all nominations for JJA 2010 Jazz Awards, information about the JJA and its initiatives and updates about the Awards are available at  
The JJA Jazz Awards is the only broad-based international celebration of jazz excellence. It was begun in 1997 as a collaboration between the Jazz Journalists Association and Michael Dorf (then executive director of the Knitting Factory, now director of City Winery) and has been produced annually since 1999 independently by the JJA, a 501 (c) (3) professional organization dedicated to growing the jazz audience by using all available forms of media.
The nominees for musician of the year are Dave Douglas, Vijay Iyer, Joe Lovano (click here to listen to "Song for Judi" a track from Folk Art, which was nominated for Best Album), Sonny Rollins and Henry Threadgill. To see all nominees for the 2010 JJA Jazz Awards and to purchase tickets for the gala, go to