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Jazz Journalist Association har valgt sine favoritter

Organisasjonen Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) 2015 Awards har kåret sin favoritter. Ikke mange europeiske musikere på lista, men så er også organisasjonen basert I USA, og er vel seg selv nærmest I slike kåringer. Men her er de fleste av de som vil bli tildelt pris:

Lifetime Achievement in Jazz: Randy Weston

Musician of the Year: Jason Moran

Up and Coming Artist of the Year: Cécile McLorin Salvant

Composer of the Year: Wadada Leo Smith

Arranger of the Year: Maria Schneider

Record of the Year: «The Art of Conversation» (Impulse!) Kenny Barron and Dave Holland

Historical Record of the Year: «Miles at the Fillmore» Miles Davis (Columbia-

Legacy)

Record Label/Platform of the Year: Motéma Music

Male Singer of the Year: Gregory Porter

Female Singer of the Year: Cécile McLorin Salvant

Large Ensemble of the Year: Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Midsize Ensemble of the Year: Wayne Shorter Quartet

Trio or Duo of the Year: Kenny Barron & Dave Holland

Trumpeter of the Year: Ambrose Akinmusire

Trombonist of the Year: Steve Turre

Multi-reeds Player of the Year: Anat Cohen

Alto Saxophonist of the Year: Miguel Zenón

Tenor Saxophonist of the Year: Chris Potter

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: Mary Halvorson

Pianist of the Year: Kenny Barron

Keyboards player of the Year: Chick Corea

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: Warren Wolf

Traps Drummer of the Year: Brian Blade

Player of Instruments Rare in Jazz of the Year: Edmar Castaneda (harp)

Best Jazz Magazine: New York City Jazz Records

Prisene vil bli utdelt på Blue Note I New York 16. juni.. For meir informasjon, sjekk http://www.jjajazzawards.org