The 2001 Jazz Journalists Association Awards

  1. Lifetime Achievement in Jazz: John Lewis (joining previous honorees Benny Carter, Ornette Coleman, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins)
  2. Musician of the Year (achievement in sound recordings, live concert performances and overall presence, April 15, 2000 – April 15, 2001): Joe Lovano
  3. Album of the Year (released April 15, 2000 – April 15, 2001): Joe Lovano, 52nd Street Themes (Blue Note)
  4. Reissue of the Year: Louis Armstrong, The Complete Hot 5 and Hot 7 Recordings (Columbia Legacy)
  5. Events Producer of the Year: George Wein, Festival Productions
  6. Composer of the Year: Andrew Hill
  7. Male Singer of the Year: Jimmy Scott
  8. Female Singer of the Year: Dianne Reeves
  9. Recording Debut of the Year: Jane Monheit, Never Never Land (N-Coded Music)
  10. Afro-Cuban Jazz Album of the Year: Chucho Valdes, Solo: Live in New York (Blue Note)
  11. Brazilian Jazz Album of the Year: Eliane Elias, Everything I Love (Blue Note)
  12. Small Ensemble of the Year (nonet or smaller): Dave Holland Prime Directive Quintet
  13. Large Ensemble of the Year (tentet or bigger, including big bands, jazz orchestras, contemporary symphonies, et. al.): Maria Schneider Orchestra
  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: Sonny Rollins
  19. Soprano Saxophonist of the Year: Jane Ira Bloom
  20. Baritone Saxophonist of the Year: Hamiet Bluiett
  21. Winds and Reeds of the Year: Marty Ehrlich (saxophones, clarinets, flutes)
  22. Pianist of the Year: Kenny Barron
  23. Organ-keyboards of the Year: Larry Goldings
  24. Guitarist of the Year: Bill Frisell
  25. Acoustic Bassist of the Year: Dave Holland
  26. Electric Bassist of the Year: Steve Swallow
  27. Strings Player of the Year: Regina Carter, violin
  28. Mallets Player of the Year: Stefon Harris, vibes, marimba
  29. Percussionist of the Year: Poncho Sanchez, congas
  30. Drummer of the Year: Billy Higgins

Jazz Journalism Categories

  1. Jazz Journalism Lifetime Achievement Award: Dan Morgenstern
  2. Excellence in Photography/the Lona Foote-Bob Parent Award: Chuck Stewart
  3. Excellence in Newspaper, Magazine or Online Feature and Review Writing/the Helen Oakley Dance-Robert Palmer Award:
    Bob Blumenthal
  4. Excellence in Jazz Broadcasting/the Willis Conover-Marian McPartland Award:
    Michael Bourne, WBGO-FM, Newark and www.wbgo
  5. Best Film/Video Regarding Jazz of the Year: Ken Burns’ Jazz
  6. Best Periodical Covering Jazz: Jazz Times
  7. Best Jazz Liner Note/Program Note of the Year: David X. Young’s Jazz Loft (JazzMagnet), essays by Bob Brookmeyer, Teddy Charles, Bill Crow, Howard Mandel, Juan Osaka McFelsnir, and David X. Young
  8. Best Jazz Website of the Year: Jazz House (last year’s honoree: Jazz House)
  9. Best Book on Jazz of the Year: Oxford Companion to Jazz, Bill Kirchner, ed. (Oxford University Press)