For this annual companion poll to last issue’s Top 50 Critics’ Picks, our regular contributors participated in this survey based on our yearly readers’ poll. Winners are bolded; runners-up are listed below in order of votes. Contributors were asked to focus on artists’ achievements during 2019 rather than assessing entire careers. An asterisk * denotes a tie.
BEST OF ALL
Artist of the Year
Terri Lyne Carrington
Angel Bat Dawid
Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science*
Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s Parlour Game*
Chris Lightcap’s SuperBigmouth
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Acoustic Small Group/Artist
Crosscurrents Trio (Dave Holland/Zakir Hussain/Chris Potter)
The Bad Plus
Fred Hersch Trio
Sons of Kemet
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Big Band/Large Ensemble
Maria Schneider Orchestra
Miho Hazama and m_unit
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Anat Cohen Tentet
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