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2019 Expanded Critics’ Poll Results

JazzTimes’ critics pick their favorite artists, festivals, venues, and more from the year just past

Miles Davis in 1971
Best Documentary: Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (photo: Winston Vargas)

BEST OF THE INDUSTRY

Record Label
ECM
Resonance
Pi*
International Anthem*
Mack Avenue

Syndicated Radio Program
Jazz Night in America
Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley
Art Good’s JazzTrax

Podcast
The Checkout
We Insist! Jazz Speaks Out
Straight No Chaser
A Noise from the Deep

Festival
Winter Jazzfest (NYC)
DC Jazz Festival
Vision Festival
BRIC JazzFest

Club
Village Vanguard
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Jazz Standard
The Stone

Documentary
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes
Fire Music

Book
Jazz from Detroit by Mark Stryker
Jazz and Justice: Racism and the Political Economy of the Music by Gerald Horne
Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz: The Music of Chucho Valdés and Irakere by Chucho Valdés & Rebecca Mauleón
the sound i saw by Roy DeCarava

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