Jazz Journalists Association Announces Award Winners in Music Categories

Hancock gets Lifetime Achievement award; Shorter is Musician of the Year

The winners of the Jazz Journalists Association’s 18th annual Jazz Awards for Music and Recording have been announced. A Lifetime Achievement award is being given to Herbie Hancock, while Wayne Shorter takes the Musician of the Year honor.

Winners of the JJA’s awards for journalism and media will be announced at the organization’s June 11 Jazz Awards Party in New York City, at the Blue Note Jazz Club. This ticketed event is open to the public.

Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter at North Sea Jazz 2011
By Stephen Hotsma
Maria Schneider
Wayne Shorter, International Jazz Day, UN, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin

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For the complete list of winners in the music categories, go to JJA Awards.


  • Jan 29, 2015 at 05:17PM Barbara Perversa

    Congats to Herbie Hancock, we deserved the Lifetime Achievement award.

  • Feb 02, 2015 at 06:15PM realjohnherlosky

    well deserved

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