Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Associação Americana de Jornalistas de Jazz - Jazz Journalists Association - anunciou hoje pela manhã os vencedores, em diferentes categorias, do prêmio do genero musical jazz de 2009. O grande destaque deste ano, ficou por conta do saxofonista Sonny Rollins e da band leader, regente e compositora Maria Schneider, que faturaram triplamente. Confira a seguir.

Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor
Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Photo of the Year— Hank Jones, Montreal Jazz Festival 2008 © Kris KingToday the Jazz

Journalists Association announced today its 13th annual Jazz Awards, celebrating excellence in jazz music. Founded in 1986, the Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) is an international group writers, editors, photographers, broadcasters, filmmakers, educators and media professionals who promote the appreciation, documentation and promulgation of jazz. The JJA has more than 450 members, mostly in the U.S. and Canada, but also throughout the world. The annual awards are based on online voting of the JJA members.
Composer, arranger, and band leader Maria Schneider was a triple winner, in the categories of Composer, Arranger and Large Ensemble of the Year.
Legendary saxman Sonny Rollins also topped three categories, as Musician of the Year, Tenor Saxophonist of the Year, and for his Historical Recording/Reissue of the Year, Road Shows Volume 1.
Another titan of the saxophone, altoist Lee Konitz was awarded the Lifetime Achievement in Jazz honor.

Maria Schneider © Jimmy KatzFollowing is a full list of the JJA Awards for 2009:
Lifetime Achievement in Jazz --Lee Konitz
Musician of the Year --Sonny Rollins
Composer of the Year --Maria Schneider
Up & Coming Artist of the Year --Esperanza Spalding
Events Producer of the Year --George Wein, New Festival Productions
Record of the Year --Appearing Nightly, Carla Bley Big Band (Watt/ECM)
Latin Jazz Album of the Year --Song for Chico, Arturo O'Farrill (Zoho)
Historical Recording/Reissue of the Year -- Road Shows, Vol. 1, Sonny Rollins (Doxy)
Historical Recording Boxed Set --The Lester Young/Count Basie Sessions, 1936-40 (Mosaic)
Record Label of the Year --Mosaic
Female Singer of the Year --Cassandra Wilson
Male Singer of the Year --Kurt Elling
Instruments Rare in Jazz --Richard Galliano, accordion
Large Ensemble of the Year --Maria Schneider Orchestra
Arranger of the Year --Maria Schneider
Lee Konitz © Andrea CanterSmall Ensemble Group of the Year --SF Jazz Collective
Trumpeter of the Year --Terence Blanchard
Trombonist of the Year --Roswell Rudd
Tenor Saxophonist of the Year --Sonny Rollins
Alto Saxophonist of the Year --Rudresh Mahanthappa
Flutist of the Year --Frank Wess
Baritone Saxophonist of the Year --Gary Smulyan
Soprano Saxophonist of the Year --Branford Marsalis
Clarinetist of the Year --Anat Cohen
Guitarist of the Year --Bill Frisell
Pianist of the Year --Hank Jones
Organist of the Year --Dr. Lonnie Smith
Strings Player of the Year --Billy Bang
Bassist of the Year --William Parker
Electric Bassist of the Year --Steve Swallow
Mallet Instrumentalist of the Year --Joe Locke
Percussionist of the Year --Hamid Drake
Drummer of the Year --Brian Blade
Periodical of the Year -- Jazz Times
Website of the Year
Blog of the Year --Jazz Beyond Jazz By Howard Mandel
Best Book About Jazz --A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music By George Lewis (University of Chicago Press)
Photo of the Year—“Hank Jones, Montreal Jazz Festival 2008” by Kris King
The Lona Foote-Bob Parent Award for Photography --John Abbott
The Willis Conover-Marian McPartland Award for Broadcasting --Ben Young, Director, WKCR (Columbia University)
The Helen Dance-Robert Palmer Award for Review and Feature Writing --Nate Chinen
Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism --Mike Zwerin
The Jazz Foundation of America and the Jazz Journalists Association Special Career Honors for Words with Music--Mark Murphy
A-Team Awards: Herb Alpert (Musician, Producer, Jazz Supporter); Dr. Agnes Varis (Jazz Angel); Bruce Lundvall (Record Man); David N. Baker (Jazz Educator); Timuel Black (Cultural Historian); Steven Saltzman (Chicago Jazz Advocate); Ruth Price (The Jazz Bakery); Clarence Acox (Garfield High School Jazz Band Leader); Scott Brown (Roosevelt High School Jazz Band Leader); Peter Levinson (Author and Publicist); Richard Sudhalter (Author, Journalist, Musician, awarded posthumously)

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