2013 JJA Jazz Awards Winners!

Musicians Honored in 28 Categories

Lifetime Achievement in Jazz: Wayne ShorterWayneShorter

Musician of the Year: Wadada Leo Smith

Composer-Arranger of the Year: Maria Schneider

Up and Coming Artist of the Year: Aaron Diehl

Record of the Year: Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans (ArtistShare), Ryan Truesdell

Record Label of the Year: ECM

Large Ensemble of the Year: Ryan Truesdell’s Gil Evans Project

Small Ensemble of the Year: Wayne Shorter Quartet

Best Male Vocalist: Gregory Porter

Best Female Vocalist: Luciana Souza

Trumpeter of the Year: Wadada Leo Smith

Trombonist of the Year: Wycliffe Gordon

Multi-reeds Player of the Year: Anat Cohen

Alto Saxophonist of the Year: Rudresh Mahanthappa

Tenor Saxophonist of the Year: Chris Potter

Baritone Saxophonist of the Year: Gary Smulyan

Soprano Saxophonist of the Year: Wayne Shorter

Flutist of the Year: Nicole Mitchell

Clarinetist of the Year: Anat Cohen

Guitarist of the Year: Bill Frisell

Pianist of the Year: Vijay Iyer

Keyboards player of the Year: Dr. Lonnie Smith

Bassist of the Year: Christian McBride

Violinist/Violist/Cellist of the Year: Regina Carter

Percussionist of the Year: Bobby Sanabria

Mallets Instrumentalist of the Year: Stefon Harris

Traps Drummer of the Year: Billy Hart

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

The JJA is also making a special Award this year:

Emeritus Jazz Artist/ Beyond Voting: Sonny Rollinssonny-rollinscolor