Posted by Hash Varsani // August 27, 2012
Since its creation in 1987 the Jazz Journalists Association, a non-profit organization of approximately 300 members – professional journalists, students, industry associates and supporting institutions – has dedicated itself to the promotion, divulgation and appreciation of jazz. Each year, starting from 1997, they have awarded the JJA Award, a prize to excellence in both music and journalism. Here’s the list of winners of the 2012 JJA Awards, the most prestigious distinction in jazz music.
Category: Jazz Journal // Tags: Ambrose Akinmusire, Anat Cohen, award, Ben Williams, Bill Frisell, Christian McBride, ECM, Gary Burton, Gary Smulyan, Gary Versace, Gretchen Parlato, Horace Silver, jazz, Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Award, Joe Lovano Us Five, Kurt Elling, Maria Schneider, Miles Davis, Mingus Big Band, Nicole Mitchell, Poncho Sanchez, Regina Carter, rudresh mahanthappa, Sonny Rollins, Toots Thielemans, Vijay Iyer, Wycliffe Gordon // 4 Responses
Posted by Gapplegate // March 17, 2011
Everybody knows that Toots Thielemans IS jazz harmonica. He is the man. He phrases like a horn. Others have followed in his wake but he continues to lead the way. If you listen to the late George Shearing’s Quintet in the early 50s, when Toots was the …