JJA honors Maria Schneider as both composer and arranger of the year.
Photo by Bill King
The Jazz Journalists Association has announced the winners of the 2009 Jazz Awards, honoring more than 40 musicians, presenters, jazz supporters, and jazz journalists for their achievements.
Lifetime Achievement in Jazz
Musician of the Year
Up & Coming Artist of the Year
Composer of the Year
Arranger of the Year
Recipients receive engraved statuettes from the JJA, an international organization of some 450 writers, broadcasters, photographers, and new media producers.
A complete list of winners is available here. (—Condensed from the press release)