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Jazz Journalists Association Announces Award Winners in Music Categories

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

Maria Schneider
Gregory Porter
Wayne Shorter, International Jazz Day, UN, NYC, 4-12
Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter at North Sea Jazz 2011

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.

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