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Congratulations to all the winners of the 24th annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards. 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. Our congratulations, also to the 2019 Nominees in all categories 2019 JJA Jazz Awards winners will receive their awards during performances or other public events this summer. 2019 WINNERS IN JAZZ MUSIC AND RECORDING INCLUDE:

Arranger of the Year - Maria Schneider

Historical Record of the Year - Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album, John Coltrane (Impulse!/Verve)

Record Label of the Year - ECM

Male Vocalist of the Year - Kurt Elling

Female Vocalist of the Year - Cécile McLorin Salvant

Soprano Saxophonist of the Year - Jane Ira Bloom

Guitarist of the Year - Bill Frisell

Pianist of the Year - Kenny Barron

Percussionist of the Year - Pedrito Martinez

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