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The Jazz Music Awards

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Performers

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Performer 

Dianne Reeves 

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Ledisi

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Kenny Garrett

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The Baylor Project

Performer 

Brian Bromberg

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Lizz Wright

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Jazzmeia Horn

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Somi

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Lindsey Webster

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Orrin Evans

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Terri Lyne Carrington

Musical Director

2022 Nominees

Best Mainstream Artist

Joey DeFrancesco

More Music

1971-2022

Best Mainstream Artist

Kenny Garrett

Sounds From The Ancestors

Best Mainstream Artist

Christian McBride & Inside Straight

Live at the Village Vanguard

Best Mainstream Artist

Brandee Younger

Somewhere Different

Best Contemporary Artist

Brian Bromberg

A Little Driving Music

Best Contemporary Artist

Ben Tankard

SHINE!

Best Contemporary Artist

Lindsey Webster

I Didn’t Mean it

Best Contemporary Artist

Ragan Whiteside

Off The Cuff

Best Duo, Group, or Band

The Baylor Project

Generations

Best Duo, Group, or Band

Jazzmeia Horn and Her Noble Force

Dear Love

Best Duo, Group, or Band

Christian McBride & Inside Straight

Live at the Village Vanguard

Best Duo, Group, or Band

Count Basie Orchestra

Live at Birdland

Best Duo, Group, or Band

Kevin Eubanks & Orrin Evans

EEE (Eubanks-Evans-Experience)

Best New Jazz Artist

Simon Moullier

Countdown

Best New Jazz Artist

Julieta Engenio

Jump

Best New Jazz Artist

Kazemde George

I Insist 

Best New Jazz Artist

Samara Joy

Samara Joy

 

Best Vocal Performance

The Baylor Project

Generations

Best Vocal Performance

Somi

The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba

Best Vocal Performance

Stacey Kent

Songs From Other Places

Best Vocal Performance

Shawnn Monteiro

You Are There

Best Mainstream Album

The Baylor Project

Generations

Best Mainstream Album

Orrin Evans

The Magic of Now

Best Mainstream Album

Kenny Garrett

Sounds From The Ancestors

Best Mainstream Album

Brandee Younger

Somewhere Different

Best Contemporary Album

Bob Baldwin & Friends

The Stay at Home Series

Best Contemporary Album

Brian Culbertson

The Trilogy Red

Best Contemporary Album

Sonny Emory

Soul Ascension

Best Contemporary Album

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach

Tongue & Groove

Song Of The Year

Norman Brown

Back At Ya

Song Of The Year

Brain Culbertson

Feel the Love

Song Of The Year

Justin-Lee Schultz

Gruv Kid

Song Of The Year

James “PJ” Spraggins

Up From Here

AWARDS OF DISTINCTION

 Lifetime Achievement Award

Wayne Shorter

Jazz Legend Award

McCoy Tyner

Posthumous

 Jazz Impact Award

James H. Patterson

Jazz Composer Award

Henry Threadgill 

Jazz Innovator Award

Ambrose Akinmusire

Jazz Educator Award

Dr. Lenora Z Helm Hammonds

October 21 – 22, 2022 Atlanta, Georgia

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Celebrating the Spirit of Jazz

The Jazz Music Awards (JMA) is the first global awards show in North America that is completely dedicated to showcasing the art form of jazz. It is a dynamic presentation that recognizes the iconic spirit of jazz music by shining a spotlight on contemporary and mainstream jazz musicians who continue to make a mark on the music and the industry.  Attendees will get their jazz fill as live music, special tributes, and performances take to the stage. The Jazz Music Awards will consist of an entire weekend in Atlanta, Georgia to include: sightseeing; jazz masterclasses and workshops; and, jazz jams at partner jazz locations and venues across Greater Atlanta.   The week culminates into a premier main event of electrifying and mesmerizing showcases of the best that jazz offers.  The celebration takes place over a star-studded weekend filled with celebrities and iconic jazz figures in Atlanta, Georgia, October 21-22, 2022. The events will take place at Clark Atlanta University and  Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

 

 The Jazz Music Awards recognizes jazz as an American musical art form,  birthed from the experience and innovation of African Americans, rooted in blues, ragtime, swing, bebop, and creative improvised music, including  Latin jazz, mainstream, smooth, and other contemporary forms, or hybrids. 

Song of the Year (Fan Vote)

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