JJA Jazz Awards 2012: Nominees

Joe Lovano, Newport Jazz Festival, 7/14/05
Joe Lovano, Newport Jazz Festival, 7/14/05 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The nominees for the JJA Jazz Awards 2012 have been announced. Some highlights include:

1) LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN JAZZ
Muhal Richard Abrams
Ron Carter
Wayne Shorter
Horace Silver

2) MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Ambrose Akinmusire
Vijay Iyer
Joe Lovano
Christian McBride
Sonny Rollins

3) COMPOSER/ARRANGER OF THE YEAR
John Hollenbeck
Guillermo Klein
Vince Mendoza
Maria Schneider

4) UP AND COMING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Chris Dingman
Tyshawn Sorey
Ben Williams
Warren Wolf

5) RECORD OF THE YEAR
James Farm (Nonesuch)
Keith Jarrett, Rio (ECM)
Christian McBride’s Big Band, The Good Feeling (Mack Avenue Records)
Sonny Rollins, Road Shows, Vol. 2 (Doxy Records)
Wadada Leo Smith‘s Organic, Heart’s Reflections (Cuneiform Records)
Craig Taborn, Avenging Angel (ECM)
Miguel Zenon, Alma Adentro – The Puerto Rican Songbook (Marsalis Music)

6) BEST HISTORICAL OR BOXED SET
Miles Davis, Bootleg Sessions, Vol 1, Quintet Live in Europe 1967 (Columbia Legacy)
Julius Hemphill, Dogon A.D. (Mbira/Freedom-International Phonograph)
Bill Dixon, Intents and Purposes (RCA Victor-International Phonograph)
Roscoe Mitchell, Before There Was Sound (Nessa)
The Complete Jimmie Lunceford Decca Sessions (Mosaic)

7) LABEL OF THE YEAR
Clean Feed
ECM
Pi Records
Sunnyside Records

8) LARGE ENSEMBLE
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
Maria Schneider Orchestra
Mingus Big Band
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

9) SMALL ENSEMBLE
James Farm
Jason Moran & Bandwagon
Joe Lovano Us Five
SFJazz Collective

12) TRUMPETER OF THE YEAR
Ambrose Akinmusire
Tom Harrell
Brian Lynch
Wadada Leo Smith

13) TROMBONIST OF THE YEAR
Steve Davis
Robin Eubanks
Wycliffe Gordon
Steve Turre

14) MULTI-REEDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
James Carter
Anat Cohen
Roscoe Mitchell
Ted Nash
Scott Robinson

15) ALTO SAXOPHONIST OF THE YEAR
Lee Konitz
Rudresh Mahanthappa
Phil Woods
Miguel Zenon

16) TENOR SAXOPHONIST OF THE YEAR
J.D. Allen
Joe Lovano
Chris Potter
Sonny Rollins

17) BARITONE SAXOPHONIST OF THE YEAR
James Carter
Ronnie Cuber
Claire Daly
Gary Smulyan

18) SOPRANO SAXOPHONIST OF THE YEAR
Jane Ira Bloom
Dave Liebman
Branford Marsalis
Wayne Shorter

19) FLUTIST OF THE YEAR
Jamie Baum
Nicole Mitchell
Lew Tabackin

21) GUITARIST OF THE YEAR
Mary Halvorson
Bill Frisell
Pat Metheny
John Scofield

22) PIANIST OF THE YEAR
Vijay Iyer
Keith Jarrett
Matthew Shipp
Craig Taborn

24) BASSIST OF THE YEAR
Ben Allison
Ron Carter
Christian McBride
William Parker
Esperanza Spalding

25) VIOLINIST/VIOLIST/CELLIST OF THE YEAR
Billy Bang
Regina Carter
Mark Feldman
Jenny Scheinman

26) PERCUSSIONIST OF THE YEAR
Cyro Baptista
Hamid Drake
Sammy Figueroa
Marilyn Mazur
Adam Rudolph
Poncho Sanchez