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Ambrose Akinmusire wins the French Jazz Academy "Grand Prix" for best album of the year!Best album of the year.

See the best of jazz album of the year as selected by NPR Music

“It is literally a Who’s Who and what’s what on the improvised music scene today,” Frank Alkyer (DownBeat’s publisher)

On the occasion of the 43rd international jazz week from 13 to 18 March 2012, the interest group Jazz Burghausen e.V. in cooperation with the Stadt Burghausen is announcing the 4th European Young Artists' Award 2012. This prize, which is awarded annually, has been created to actively promote pro ¬mising young jazz artists.

The "Victories  du Jazz" are an annual ceremony dedicated to the French jazz awards.This year Anne Paceo, won the Franck Tenot prize at The Victoires du Jazz 2011 on   September 30.


68 winners will share in the cash and prizes ! ISC is a great opportunity for songwriters, musicians, and performers to win cash and prizes, further their music careers, and gain recognition and exposure in the music industry.

Kris Bowers, 22, won the $25,000 first prize Monday at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz competition at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.   http://www.myspace.com/krisbowers    

The winners of this year's awards in 39 categories of jazz music-making and journalism are