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Sonny Rollins: Beyond Voting

2013 Jazz Awards: Music winners announced

May 1st, 2013 | By

Wayne Shorter took triple honors among winners of the 17th annual JJA Jazz Awards for musical achievement, announced online today, while plans were laid for winners of Awards for accomplishments in jazz journalism to be announced at the annual Jazz Awards gala – being celebrated as the
 25th birthday of the Jazz Journalists Association — on June 19 from 4 to 6 pm at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City (tickets available here).

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith was honored as Musician of the Year (with reference, no doubt, to his album Ten Freedom Summers) and also Trumpeter of the Year.

Ryan Truesdell‘s debut album Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans was named Record of the Year, and his Gil Evans Project celebrated as Best Large Ensemble.

Centennial

Shorter’s took triple honors for Lifetime Achievement in Jazz, Soprano Saxophonist of the Year and for leading the Best Small Ensemble, his quartet featuring pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade.

Ryan Truesdell‘s debut album Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans was named Record of the Year, and his Gil Evans Project celebrated as Best Large Ensemble.

Sonny Rollins was deemed “Emeritus Jazz Artist: Beyond Voting,” an honor never before bestowed during the history of the Awards.

Sonny Rollins
by John Abbott

The complete list of Awards winners is posted on the JJA Jazz Awards website.

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2 Comments to “2013 Jazz Awards: Music winners announced”

  1. avatar Gilad Barkan says:

    I gave myself an award, too. I took first place as Most Original Jazz Artist of the Year, Best New Ideas in Jazz, Best Instrumental Solo, Most Favorable Phrasing, Best Articulation, Composer of the Year, Best Pianist of the Year, and overall Jazz Musician of the Year.

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