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JazzTimes Readers’ Poll Results 2016

Voting conducted via an online survey posted at JazzTimes.com

Wayne Shorter (Best Soprano Saxophonist) premieres The Unfolding in Monterey (Best Jazz Festival) in September (photo by Tomas Ovalle)
Wayne Shorter (Best Soprano Saxophonist) premieres "The Unfolding" in Monterey (Best Jazz Festival) in September (photo by Tomas Ovalle)
Artist of the Year, Best New Release, Best Acoustic Group: Joey Alexander (photo by Carol Friedman)
Artist of the Year, Best New Release, Best Acoustic Group: Joey Alexander (photo by Carol Friedman)
Best Electric Bassist: Esperanza Spalding (photo by Holly Andres)
Best Electric Bassist: Esperanza Spalding (photo by Holly Andres)
Best Pianist, Keyboardist, Composer: Chick Corea (photo by C. Taylor Crothers)
Best Pianist, Keyboardist, Composer: Chick Corea (photo by C. Taylor Crothers)

Readers were asked to focus on artists’ achievements that occurred between November 2015 and November 2016. Winners are bolded; runners-up are listed below in order of number of votes. An asterisk* denotes a tie.

Best New Artist

Jacob Collier
Cory Henry
Bria Skonberg
Tigran Hamasyan

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