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Jazz Awards 2002 Winners

The Jazz Journalists Association held their sixth annual Jazz Awards on June 19 at Jazz Standard in New York with upwards of 300 musicians, journalists, photographers, broadcasters, news media professionals, and industry executives from Europe and North America in attendance. The capacity audience was treated to celebrated actor Avery Brooks and longtime comedian and jazz funnyman Soupy Sales as Master of Ceremonies, and guest appearances from Marian McPartland, Dr Billy Taylor, Cassandra Wilson, Bill Charlap, Dave Douglas, Chano Domingues, Eddie Bert, Gary Giddins and Roy Haynes, among others. Pianist Roberta Piket's trio with bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Billy Hart, and bassist Ben Allison's Quintet (Michael Blake, saxes; Mamoudou Dibate, kora; Frank Kimbrough, piano; Michael Sarin, drums) performed full sets.

Jazz Awards 2002 Winners

Discretionary Awards Winners:

Dr John Minichetti, specialist in dentistry;
Dr David Feldman, specialist in joint replacements; and
George Avakian, veteran jazz album producer)

1. Lifetime Achievement in Jazz (joining previous honorees Benny Carter, Ornette Coleman, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins and John Lewis): Clark Terry

2. Musician of the Year (achievement in sound recordings, live concert
performances and overall presence, April 15, 2001 – April 15, 2002): Dave Holland

3. Album of the Year (Released April 15, 2001 – April 15, 2002): Charlie Haden, Nocturne (Verve)

4. Reissue of the Year: Billie Holiday, Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia, 1933-1944 (Columbia Legacy)

5. Events Producer of the Year: André Ménard, Festival International de Jazz De Montréal

6. Composer of the Year: Henry Threadgill

7. Male Singer of the Year: Kurt Elling

8. Female Singer of the Year: Cassandra Wilson

9. Recording Debut of the Year (Artist's First Effort As a Leader): Norah Jones, Come Away With Me, (Blue Note Records)

10. Afro-Caribbean Jazz Album of the Year: Omar Sosa, Sentir (Ota Records)

11. Brazilian Jazz Album of the Year: Trio Da Paz, Partido Out (Malandro Records)

12. Small Ensemble of the Year (nonet or smaller): Wayne Shorter Quartet

13. Large Ensemble of the Year (tentet or bigger, including big bands, jazz orchestras, contemporary symphonies, et. al.): Mingus Big Band

14. Trumpeter of the Year: Dave Douglas

15. Trombonist of the Year: Wycliffe Gordon

16. Brass of the Year (tuba, French horn, etc.): Howard Johnson, tuba

17. Alto Saxophonist of the Year: Greg Osby

18. Tenor Saxophonist of the Year: Chris Potter

19. Soprano Saxophonist of the Year: Wayne Shorter

20. Baritone Saxophonist of the Year: James Carter

21. Clarinetist of the Year: Don Byron

22. Pianist of the Year: Bill Charlap

23. Organ-Keyboards of the Year: John Medeski

24. Guitarist of the Year: Russell Malone

25. Acoustic Bassist of the Year: Dave Holland

26. Electric Bassist of the Year: Steve Swallow

27. Strings Player of the Year: Regina Carter

28. Mallets Player of the Year: Stefon Harris

29. Percussionist of the Year: Kahil El'Zabar

30. Drummer of the Year: Roy Haynes

Jazz Journalism Categories

1. Jazz Journalism Lifetime Achievement Award: Ira Gitler (Encyclopedia of Jazz, Swing to Bop, etc.)

2. Excellence in Jazz Broadcasting/the Willis Conover-Marian McPartland Award: Kenny Washington, WBG0-FM (Newark, NJ)

3. Excellence in Photography/the Lona Foote-Bob Parent Award: Enid Farber

4. Excellence in Newspaper, Magazine or Online Feature or Review Writing/the Helen Dance-Robert Palmer Award: Gary Giddins

5. Best Film/Video Regarding Jazz of the Year: Calle 54

6. Best Periodical Covering Jazz: Jazz Times

7. Best Jazz Website of the Year:

8. Best Book on Jazz of the Year: A New History Of Jazz, Alyn Shipton, Continuum

9. Best Photo of the Year: Enid Farber