US Jazz Journalists’ Association Awards

The nominees for the American JJA Awardss have been announced. Awards ceremony is in mid-June in New York. There are 41 different categories.

Musician of the Year nominations

Dave Douglas
Vijay Iyer
Joe Lovano
Sonny Rollins
Henry Threadgill

Record of the Year nominations

Infernal Machines, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society- New Amsterdam Records
Historicity, Vijay Iyer Trio,-ACT Music
Travail, Transformation and Flow, Steve Lehman Octet -Pi Recordings
Folk Art, Joe Lovano- Blue Note Records
This Brings Us To, Vol. 1, Henry Threadgill Zooid- Pi Recordings
Esta Plena, Miguel Zenón- Marsalis Music

For the full listing , courtesy of JazzTimes, follow this link. And the Chair of the judges, Howard Mandel, has a great BLOG with more thoughts.

And for British interest, there’s an evergreen Evan Parker in category 22, and Dave Holland.

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