2009 JJA Jazz Awards Finalists Nominees

TOP HONORS

1. Lifetime Achievement in Jazz

Jim Hall
Lee Konitz
Paul Motian
Wayne Shorter
Phil Woods

2. Musician of the Year

Anthony Braxton
Herbie Hancock
Rudresh Mahanthappa
Jason Moran
Sonny Rollins

3. Composer of the Year

Carla Bley
Vijay Iyer
Rudresh Mahanthappa
Maria Schneider
Wayne Shorter

4. Up and Coming Artist of the Year

Darcy James Argue
Harris Eisenstadt
Peter Evans
Mary Halvorson
Noah Preminger
Esperanza Spalding

5. Events Producer of the Year

Patricia Nicholson-Parker, Vision Festival
Bill Royston, Portland Jazz Festival
George Wein, New Festival Productions