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Global flamenco ambassador, Paco de Lucía receives 2011 Montreal Guitar Show Tribute Award.

It is the bassist Stanley Clarke, who will receive the 18th Miles Davis Award at the 2011 Montreal Jazz Festival to be held from June 25 to July 4 ... The founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, George Wein, will receive the Bruce Lundvall prize, awarded to a personality that marked the world of jazz through its work in the entertainment industry, recording, or in the media

The Jazz Journalists Association has announced more than 200 finalist nominees in 39 categories of excellence in music creation and music journalism from which winners will be chosen for the JJA's 15th annual JJA Jazz Awards.

merican Pianists Association is proud to announce pianist Aaron Diehl as the winner of the 2011 Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz competition

Kellylee Evans has taken over Nikki Yanofsky at the Junos 2011, which are sort of the Canadian equivalent of the American Grammy Awards... The young singer received the   Juno for best jazz vocal album for her album tribute to Nina Simone.

On 6 April 2011 the Recording Academy announced a major overhaul of many Grammy Award categories. From 2012, the number of categories will fall from 109 to 78. Some categories will be discontinued, others will be merged or renamed.  Regarding jazz two categories will be removed : the Best Contemporary Jazz Album and the Best Latin Jazz Album Dictionnaire