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Wayne Shorter, Linda May Han Oh Among 2019 JJA Jazz Awards Winners

The Jazz Journalists Association gave out awards in 39 categories

Wayne Shorter (photo: Robert Ascroft)
Wayne Shorter (photo: Robert Ascroft)

Saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Ahmad Jamal, and bassist Linda May Han Oh were among those honored this week by the Jazz Journalists Association with 2019 JJA Jazz Awards.

The organization announced the award winners on May 1. Shorter was voted Musician of the Year, Jamal won the Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Award, Oh earned Up and Coming Musician of the Year, and West Side Story Reimagined by Bobby Sanabria’s Multiverse Big Band was named Record of the Year. All winners are posted here.

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