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

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 … Read More “Wayne Shorter, Linda May Han Oh Among 2019 JJA Jazz Awards Winners”

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Jazz Journalists Association Names 2019 Slate of Jazz Heroes

Twenty-two activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz in 20 U.S. cities were announced as 2019 Jazz Heroes by the Jazz Journalists Association on April 1. The award winners, from Amherst, Mass. to Los Angeles, and from Seattle to south Florida, are presenters, educators, nonprofit administrators, public faces of grassroots organizations, and in several … Read More “Jazz Journalists Association Names 2019 Slate of Jazz Heroes”

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Jazz Journalists Association Names Its 2018 Jazz Heroes

Subscribe today to JazzTimes to receive reviews, jazz news, and more!  The Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) has announced the list of its 2018 Jazz Heroes – including artists, educators, presenters, journalists, radio programmers, photographers and more. The awards, which were first presented in 1997, recognize members of various local communities who have made a difference for … Read More “Jazz Journalists Association Names Its 2018 Jazz Heroes”

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Jazz Journalists Association Selects 2017 Jazz Heroes

The Jazz Journalists Association (JJA), in collaboration with grassroots groups and supporters in 20 communities, has named its Jazz Heroes for 2017. Heroes are recognized for their positive influence on their musical communities—”advocates, altruists, activists, aiders and abettors of jazz” per the JJA—and will receive their awards at events in their area. To learn more … Read More “Jazz Journalists Association Selects 2017 Jazz Heroes”

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