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Anna Webber
Best Composer: Anna Webber (photo: TJ Huff)

BEST MUSICIANS

Trumpeter
Ambrose Akinmusire*
Wadada Leo Smith*
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Jeremy Pelt
Jaimie Branch

Trombonist
Ryan Keberle
Robin Eubanks
Curtis Fuller*
Jennifer Wharton*
Marshall Gilkes

Clarinetist
Anat Cohen
Ben Goldberg
Angel Bat Dawid
Ken Peplowski

Tenor Saxophonist
James Brandon Lewis
Chris Potter
JD Allen
Joe Lovano

Alto Saxophonist
Immanuel Wilkins
Miguel Zenón
Caroline Davis*
Tim Berne*
Kenny Garrett

Soprano Saxophonist
Branford Marsalis
Dave Liebman
Roscoe Mitchell
Jane Ira Bloom

Baritone Saxophonist
Gary Smulyan
James Carter
Claire Daly
Mats Gustafsson

Flutist
Nicole Mitchell
Henry Threadgill
Charles Lloyd
Anna Webber

Violinist
Regina Carter
Mark Feldman
Jenny Scheinman
Sara Caswell

Pianist
Vijay Iyer
Matthew Shipp
Craig Taborn
Jason Moran

Keyboardist
Craig Taborn
James Francies
Aaron Parks
John Medeski

Organist
Dr. Lonnie Smith
Joey DeFrancesco
John Medeski
Cory Henry

Guitarist
Bill Frisell
Mary Halvorson
Ben Monder
Julian Lage

Acoustic Bassist
Linda May Han Oh
Christian McBride
William Parker
John Patitucci

Electric Bassist
Steve Swallow
Charnett Moffett
Melvin Gibbs
Thundercat

Vibraphonist
Warren Wolf
Joel Ross
Stefon Harris
Joe Locke

Percussionist
Pedrito Martinez
Tyshawn Sorey
Adam Rudolph
Zakir Hussain

Drummer
Tyshawn Sorey
Brian Blade
Joey Baron
Jeff “Tain” Watts

Male Vocalist
Kurt Elling
Gregory Porter
Theo Bleckmann
Jon Batiste

Female Vocalist
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Esperanza Spalding
Samara Joy
Veronica Swift

Composer
Anna Webber
Tyshawn Sorey
Terence Blanchard
Pat Metheny

Arranger
Maria Schneider
Terence Blanchard
Darcy James Argue
Henry Threadgill

Misc. Instrumentalist
Tomeka Reid (cello)
Brandee Younger (harp)
Theon Cross (tuba)
Béla Fleck (banjo)

Vocal Group
Duchess
Take 6
Manhattan Transfer
Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet