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60th ANNUAL DOWNBEAT CRITICS POLL WINNERS

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60th ANNUAL DOWNBEAT CRITICS POLL WINNERS

 

Hall of Fame: Paul Motian

Veterans Committee Hall of Fame: Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt

Jazz Artist: Vijay Iyer

Jazz Album: Vijay Iyer Trio, Accelerando (ACT)

Historical Album: Miles Davis Quintet, Live In Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1 (Columbia/Legacy)

Jazz Group: Vijay Iyer Trio

Big Band: Maria Schneider Orchestra

Trumpet: Ambrose Akinmusire

Trombone: Wycliffe Gordon

Soprano Saxophone: Branford Marsalis

Alto Saxophone: Rudresh Mahanthappa

Tenor Saxophone: Sonny Rollins

Baritone Saxophone: Gary Smulyan

Clarinet: Anat Cohen

Flute: Nicole Mitchell

Piano: Vijay Iyer

Keyboard: Herbie Hancock

Organ: Joey DeFrancesco

Guitar: Bill Frisell

Bass: Christian McBride

Electric Bass: Christian McBride

Violin: Regina Carter

Drums: Jack DeJohnette

Vibes: Bobby Hutcherson

Percussion: Zakir Hussain

Miscellaneous Instrument: Béla Fleck (banjo)

Male Vocalist: Kurt Elling

Female Vocalist: Cassandra Wilson

Composer: Maria Schneider

Arranger: Maria Schneider

Record Label: ECM

Producer: Manfred Eicher

Blues Artist or Group: Dr. John

Blues Album: Otis Taylor, Otis Taylor’s Contraband (Telarc)

Beyond Artist or Group: Robert Glasper Experiment

Beyond Album: Robert Glasper Experiment, Black Radio (Blue Note)

 

RISING STAR WINNERS

 

Rising Star Jazz Artist: Robert Glasper

Rising Star Jazz Group: Robert Glasper Trio

Rising Star Big Band: Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

Rising Star Trumpet: Avishai Cohen

Rising Star Trombone: Josh Roseman

Rising Star Soprano Saxophone: Marcus Strickland

Rising Star Alto Saxophone: David Binney

Rising Star Tenor Saxophone: Anat Cohen

Rising Star Baritone Saxophone: Greg Tardy

Rising Star Clarinet: Evan Christopher

Rising Star Flute: Jamie Baum

Rising Star Piano: Robert Glasper

Rising Star Keyboard: Hiromi

Rising Star Organ: Mike LeDonne

Rising Star Guitar: Julian Lage

Rising Star Bass: Linda Oh

Rising Star Electric Bass: Derrick Hodge

Rising Star Violin: Jason Kao Hwang

Rising Star Drums: Marcus Gilmore

Rising Star Vibes: Chris Dingman

Rising Star Percussion: Dan Weiss

Rising Star Miscellaneous Instrument: Gary Versace (accordion)

Rising Star Male Vocalist: Giacomo Gates

Rising Star Female Vocalist: René Marie

Rising Star Composer: Vijay Iyer

Rising Star Arranger: John Hollenbeck

Rising Star Producer: Jeff Gauthier