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JJA Jazz Awards 2002 Nominees Announced

The Jazz Journalists Association’s Sixth Annual Celebration of Excellence will be held June 19 from at 4 p.m. at the Jazz Standard in New York City and will honor musicians, promoters, writers, photographers, broadcasters, periodicals and Web sites in 38 categories of achievement. Unfortunately, the category for Best Liner Notes/Program Notes of the Year has been withdrawn this year for lack of voters’ participation. On the flipside, due to “instance of membership unanimity,” Best Jazz Film/Video of the Year has already been given to the Latin-jazz documentary Calle 54, directed by Fernando Trueba.

Tickets for the event are $100, with proceeds going to the Jazz Foundation of America’s Musicians Emergency Fund. JJA members will be charged a nominal entrance fee to cover production costs.

To purchase tickets go to If paying via check, contact JJA Treasurer Arnold Jay Smith at (718) 625-0501

A list of nominees follows. For more information visit or contact Howard Mandel, JJA President at [email protected]

Nominees for the Jazz Awards 2002

Lifetime Achievement In Jazz

Cecil Taylor

Clark Terry

Elvin Jones

Lionel Hampton

Marian McPartland

Musician Of The Year

Dave Douglas (pictured)

Dave Holland

Joe Lovano

Sonny Rollins

William Parker

Album Of The Year

Billy Bang, Viet Nam – The Aftermath, Justin Time

Cassandra Wilson, Belly of the Sun, Blue Note

Dave Douglas, The Infinite, BMG/RCA

Charlie Haden, Nocturne, Verve

Dave Holland Quintet, Not for Nothin’, ECM

Keith Jarrett Trio, Inside Out, ECM

Reissue Of The Year

Artie Shaw, Self Portrait, BMG/RCA Bluebird

Billie Holiday, Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia, 1933-1944, Columbia/Legacy

John Coltrane, Live Trane, Pablo

Miles Davis, The Complete In A Silent Way Sessions, Columbia/Legacy

Thelonious Monk, The Columbia Years, Columbia/Legacy

Events Producer

Andre Menard, International Festival du Montreal

George Wein Festival Productions

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Jazz Institute of Chicago

Randall Kline, SFJazz

Composer of the Year

Bob Belden

Dave Douglas

Dave Holland

Henry Threadgill

Maria Schneider

Male Singer

Andy Bey

Freddy Cole

Kevin Mahogony

Kurt Elling

Mark Murphy

Female Singer

Cassandra Wilson

Diana Krall

Dianne Reeves

Karrin Allison

Sheila Jordan

Shirley Horn

Recording Debut Of The Year (Artist’s First Effort As A Leader)

Charles Eubanks Trio, New Beginnings, CIMP

Gerald Cleaver, Adjust, Fresh Sound New Talent

Norah Jones, Come Away With Me, Blue Note

Afro-Caribbean Jazz Album Of The Year

Charlie Haden, Nocturne, Verve

David Sanchez, Travesia, Columbia

Jane Bunnett, Alma De Santiago, Blue Note

Michel Camilo, Triangulo, Telarc

Omar Sosa, Sentir, Otá Records

Brazilian Jazz Album of the Year

Eliane Elias, The Best Of Eliane Elias, Vol. 1: Originals, Blue Note

Joyce, Gafieira Moderna, Far Out

Trio Da Paz, Partido Out, Malandro

Small Ensemble of the Year

Dave Douglas

Dave Holland

Joe Lovano Nonet

Keith Jarrett-Gary Peacock-Jack DeJohnette

Wayne Shorter Quartet

Large Ensemble of the Year

ICP Orchestra

Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

Maria Schneider Orchestra

Mingus Big Band

William Parker’s Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra

Trumpeter of the Year

Dave Douglas

Ingrid Jensen

Nicholas Payton

Roy Campbell

Roy Hargrove

Tom Harrell

Trombonist of the Year

Ray Anderson

Robin Eubanks

Roswell Rudd

Steve Turre

Wycliff Gordon

Brass of the Year

Bob Stewart, tuba

Howard Johnson, tuba

Tom Varner, french horn

Vincent Chancey, french horn

Wycliff Gordon, tuba

Alto Saxophone

Greg Osby

Jackie McLean

Kenny Garrett

Lee Konitz

Phil Woods

Tenor Saxophone

Chris Potter

David Murray

Joe Lovano

Sonny Rollins

Wayne Shorter

Soprano Saxophonist Of The Year

Dave Liebman

Jane Bunnett

Jane Ira Bloom

Steve Lacy

Wayne Shorter

Baritone Saxophonist Of The Year

Claire Daly

Gary Smulyan

Hamiet Bluiett

James Carter

Ronnie Cuber

Clarinetist Of The Year

Don Byron

Ken Peplowski

Kenny Davern

Louis Sclavis

Marty Ehrlich

Paquito D’Rivera

Pianist Of The Year

Bill Charlap

Cecil Taylor

Danilo Perez

Jason Moran

Keith Jarrett

Kenny Barron

Organ-Keyboards Of The Year

Jimmy Smith

Joey DeFrancesco

John Medeski

Larry Goldings

Dr. Lonnie Smith

Guitarist of the Year

Bill Frisell

Jim Hall

Joe Morris

Pat Metheny

John Abercrombie

John Scofield

Russell Malone

Acoustic Bassist Of The Year

Charlie Haden

Christian McBride

Dave Holland

Ray Brown

William Parker

Electric Bassist Of The Year

Marcus Miller

Richard Bona

Steve Swallow

Victor Wooten

Strings Player Of The Year

Billy Bang

Mark Feldman

Mat Maneri

Regina Carter

Miri Ben-Ari

Mallets Player Of The Year

Bobby Hutcherson

Gary Burton

Joe Locke

Stefon Harris

Steve Nelson

Percussionist Of The Year

Giovanni Hidalgo

Kahil El’Zabar

Poncho Sanchez

Ray Barretto

Trilok Gurtu

Drummer Of The Year

Brian Blade

Elvin Jones

Joey Baron

Roy Haynes

Jack DeJohnette

Jazz Journalism Categories

Jazz Journalism Lifetime Achievement Award

Amiri Baraka

Bob Blumenthal

Francis Davis

Gary Giddins

Ira Gitler

Excellence In Jazz Broadcasting/The Willis Conover-Marian McPartland Award

Chuck Niles

Harrison Ridley

Jim Wilke

Kenny Washington

Linda Yohn

Oscar Treadwell

Excellence In Photography/The Lona Foote-Bob Parent Award

Enid Farber

Jimmy Katz

Ken Franckling

Lourdes Delgado

Excellence In Newspaper, Magazine Or Online Feature Or Review Writing/The Helen Dance-Robert Palmer Award

Ben Ratliff

Gary Giddins

Neil Tesser

Ted Panken

Willard Jenkins

Best Film/Video
Calle 54

Best Periodical Covering Jazz



Down Beat



Best Website Concerning Jazz

Best Book About Jazz
A New History Of Jazz – Alyn Shipton, Continuum
Gil Evans: Out of the Cool, Stephanie Stein Crease, A Cappella
Miles Beyond: The Electric Explorations of Miles Davis, 1967-1991 – Paul Tingen, Billboard
Stardust Memories, Richard Sudhalter, Oxford
Swing It! An Annotated History of Jive, Bill Milkowski, Billboard

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