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2014 JJA Jazz Awards

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The winners of the 18th annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards for Music and Recording are

Lifetime Achievement in Jazz: Herbie Hancock

Musician of the Year:  Wayne Shorter

Up and Coming Artist of the Year: Cecile McLorin Salvant

Composer of the Year: Maria Schneider

Arranger of the Year: Maria Schneider

Record of the year:Without a Net (Blue Note), Wayne Shorter Quartet

Historical Record of the Year: Miles Live in Europe 1969 (Columbia Legacy)

Record Label/Platform of the Year: ECM

Large Ensemble of the Year: Maria Schneider Orchestra

Midsize Ensemble of the Year: Wayne Shorter Quartet

Trio or Duo of the Year: Randy Weston - Billy Harper

Male Singer of the Year: Gregory Porter

Female Singer of the Year: Cecile McLorin Salvant

Trumpeter of the Year: Terence Blanchard

Trombonist of the Year: Roswell Rudd

Multi-reeds Player of the Year: Joe Lovano

Alto Saxophonist of the Year: Lee Konitz

Tenor Saxophonist of the Year: Joe Lovano

Baritone Saxophonist of the Year: Gary Smulyan

Soprano Saxophonist of the Year: Jane Ira Bloom

 Flutist of the Year: Nicole Mitchell

Clarinetist of the Year: Anat Cohen

Guitarist of the Year: Bill Frisell

Pianist of the Year: Craig Taborn

Keyboards player of the Year: Dr. Lonnie Smith

Bassist of the Year: Christian McBride

Violinist/Violist/Cellist of the Year: Regina Carter

Percussionist of the Year: Pedrito Martinez

Mallets Instrumentalist of the Year: Gary Burton

Traps Drummer of the Year: Jack DeJohnette

Player of Instruments Rare in Jazz of the Year: Grégoire Maret, harmonica

Jason Lindner Electronics Player of the Year: Jason Lindner

Each of these 2014 JJA Jazz Award winners will receive the Award at one of his or her upcoming performances.

2014 JJA Jazz Awards for Journalism and Media Winners  will be announced at the JJA Jazz Awards Party on June 11, 2014 at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City.

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