Congratulations to all the winners of the 19th annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards listed below. Professional Journalist Members of the JJA made open nominations in a first selection round; those who received the most nominations advanced to the final ballot.
2015 JJA Jazz Awards for Musical Achievement
Each of these 2015 JJA Jazz Award winners will receive the Award at one of his or her upcoming performances.
2015 JJA Jazz Awards for Journalism and Media
Winners in the following categories were announced at the JJA Jazz Awards Party on June 16, 2015 at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City.
Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism
Jazz Publication of the Year
Jazz Website of the Year
Jazz Blog of the Year
Marc Myers Jazz Wax
Book of the Year
Herbie Hancock: Possibilities (Viking) by Herbie Hancock with Lisa Dickey
Best Liner Notes of the Year
John Coltrane — Offering: Live at Temple U(Resonance)by Ashley Kahn
Robert Palmer-Helen Oakley Dance Award for Excellence in Writing in 2014
Willis Conover-Marian McPartland Award for Broadcasting in the Year 2014
Christian McBride, host, Jazz Night in America from WBGO/NPR/Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jazz Photo of the Year
Kenny Barron & Dave Holland by Andrea Palmucci
Short Form Jazz Video of the Year
#WeCan’tBreathe: A Peaceful Protest Brandon Bain /Capsulocity
Twenty-four JJA Jazz Heroes were also named in locales around the U.S.
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Source: JJA Jazz Awards