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JJA JAZZ AWARDS 2011

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The winners of this year's awards in 39 categories of jazz music-making and journalism are
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN JAZZ - Jimmy Heath

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR - Sonny Rollins

COMPOSER OF THE YEAR - Jason Moran

UP AND COMING ARTIST OF THE YEAR - Ambrose Akinmusire

RECORDING OF THE YEAR - Bird Songs   Joe Lovano Us Five(Blue Note)

HISTORICAL RECORDING, BOXED SET OR SINGLE CD REISSUE OF THE YEAR
The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings of Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra - Duke Ellington (Mosaic)

RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR - Blue Note

FEMALE SINGER OF THE YEAR - Dee Dee Bridgewater

MALE SINGER OF THE YEAR - Kurt Elling

LARGE ENSEMBLE OF THE YEAR - Mingus Big Band

SMALL ENSEMBLE OF THE YEAR - Joe Lovano Us Five

ARRANGER OF THE YEAR - Bill Holman

TRUMPETER OF THE YEAR - Ambrose Akinmusire

TROMBONIST OF THE YEAR - Wycliffe Gordon

TENOR SAXOPHONIST OF THE YEAR - Sonny Rollins

ALTO SAXOPHONIST OF THE YEAR - Rudresh Mahanthappa

BARITONE SAXOPHONIST OF THE YEAR - James Carter

SOPRANO SAXOPHONIST OF THE YEAR - Jane Ira Bloom

CLARINETIST OF THE YEAR - Anat Cohen

FLUTIST OF THE YEAR - Nicole Mitchell

GUITARIST OF THE YEAR - Russell Malone

PIANIST OF THE YEAR - Fred Hersch

BASSIST OF THE YEAR - Christian McBride

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR - Matt Wilson

PERCUSSIONIST OF THE YEAR - Bobby Sanabria

ORGANIST/KEYBOARDIST OF THE YEAR - Dr. Lonnie Smith

MALLET INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR - Stefon Harris

VIOLINIST OF THE YEAR - Billy Bang

PLAYER OF THE YEAR INSTRUMENTS RARE IN JAZZ - Toots Thielemans, harmonica

PERIODICAL/WEBSITE OF THE YEAR - JazzTimes

BLOG OF THE YEAR - A Blog Supreme, by Patrick Jarenwattananon

BEST BOOK ABOUT JAZZ - I Walked With Giants: The Autobiography of Jimmy Heath, by Jimmy Heath and Joseph McLaren (Temple University Press)

BEST LINER NOTES OF THE YEAR - Steven Lasker — The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings of Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra (Mosaic)

THE HELEN DANCE-ROBERT PALMER AWARD FOR REVIEW AND FEATURE WRITING
Nate Chinen

THE WILLIS CONOVER—MARIAN MCPARTLAND AWARD FOR BROADCASTING - Phil Schaap

THE LONA FOOTE- BOB PARENT AWARD FOR PHOTOGRAPHY - Jimmy Katz

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN JAZZ JOURNALISM - Bill Milkowski

SHORT FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR - Sonny Rollins: Getting It Back Together - Bret Primack, producer/director

PHOTO OF THE YEAR - Sonny Rollins by John Abbott

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