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Gregoire Maret named finalist for 2014 Jazz Journalists Association Award

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Gregoire Maret (harmonica) is a finalist nominees for the 2014 JJA Jazz Awards. 

Nominees in most categories were chosen by the votes of the Professional Journalist Members of the Jazz Journalists Association. Nominations were made on the basis of work done in calendar year 2013, with the exception of Lifetime Achievement Awards categories, in which nominations are for a lifetime body of work. Members and others were able to submit their own work for consideration in the Photo of the Year and Best Shortform Video of the Year categories; committees of JJA Members chose the nominees in those categories from among the submissions. NOMINEES FOR JAZZ MUSIC AWARDS

1) LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN JAZZ

Muhal Richard Abrams

Herbie Hancock

Phil Woods

Randy Weston 

 

2) MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Craig Taborn

Dave Douglas

Gregory Porter

Matt Wilson

Wadada Leo Smith

Wayne Shorter
 

3) UP AND COMING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Cecile McLorin Salvant

Jonathan Finlayson

Warren Wolf

Matt Mitchell

 

4) COMPOSER OF THE YEAR

Darcy James Argue

Maria Schneider

Wayne Shorter
 

5) ARRANGER OF THE YEAR

Darcy James Argue

Gil Goldstein

Maria Schneider

 

6) RECORD OF THE YEAR

Without a Net (Blue Note) Wayne Shorter Quartet

WomanChild (Mack Avenue) Cecile McLorin Salvant

Chants (ECM) Craig Taborn Trio

 

7) HISTORICAL RECORD OF THE YEAR

Jack DeJohnette Special Edition Boxed Set (ECM)

Miles Live in Europe 1969 (Columbia Legacy)

Clifford Jordan Complete Strata East Recordings (Mosaic)

 

8) RECORD LABEL/PLATFORM OF THE YEAR

ECM

Mack Avenue

Motema Music

Pi Recordings

 

9) LARGE ENSEMBLE OF THE YEAR 

Darcy James Argue Secret Society

Maria Schneider Orchestra

Mingus Big Band

 

10) MIDSIZE ENSEMBLE 

Jamie Baum Septet

Steve Coleman & Five Elements

Wayne Shorter Quartet

 

11) TRIO OR DUO

Craig Taborn Trio

Randy Weston-Billy Harper

Vijay Iyer Trio

 

12) MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Andy Bey

Gregory Porter

Kurt Elling

 

13) FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Cecile McLorin Salvant 

DeeDee Bridgewater

Tierney Sutton

 

14) TRUMPETER OF THE YEAR 

Dave Douglas

Kirk Knuffke

Terence Blanchard

Wynton Marsalis

 

15) TROMBONIST OF THE YEAR 

Roswell Rudd

Steve Turre

Wycliffe Gordon

 

16) MULTI-REEDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Anthony Braxton

James Carter

Joe Lovano

Scott Robinson 

 

17) ALTO SAXOPHONIST OF THE YEAR

Lee Konitz

Miguel Zenon

Rudresh Mahanthappa

Tim Berne

 

18) TENOR SAXOPHONIST OF THE YEAR

(Sonny Rollins named Emeritus, Beyond Voting in 2013)

Chris Potter

Joe Lovano

Wayne Shorter

 

19) BARITONE SAXOPHONIST OF THE YEAR

Gary Smulyan

Mats Gustafsson 

Ronnie Cuber
 

20) SOPRANO SAXOPHONIST OF THE YEAR

Dave Liebman

Jane Ira Bloom

Wayne Shorter

 

21) FLUTIST OF THE YEAR

Charles Lloyd

Jamie Baum

Nicole Mitchell

 

22) CLARINETIST OF THE YEAR

Anat Cohen

Ben Goldberg

Ken Peplowski

 

23) GUITARIST OF THE YEAR

Bill Frisell

Mary Halvorson

Pat Metheny

 

24) PIANIST OF THE YEAR

Craig Taborn

Keith Jarrett

Matthew Shipp

 

25) KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Dr. Lonnie Smith

Gary Versace

Joey DeFrancesco 

 

26) BASSIST OF THE YEAR

Christian McBride

Dave Holland

William Parker

 

27) VIOLINIST/VIOLIST/CELLIST OF THE YEAR

Eric Friedlander

Jenny Scheinman

Regina Carter

 

28) PERCUSSIONIST OF THE YEAR

Adam Rudolph

Dan Weiss

Kahil El'Zabar

Pedrito Martinez

 

29) MALLETS INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR

Gary Burton

Jason Adasiewicz

Warren Wolf

 

30) TRAPS DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

Eric Harland

Jack DeJohnette

Matt Wilson

 

31) PLAYER OF INSTRUMENTS RARE IN JAZZ

Bela Fleck (banjo)

Gary Versace (accordion)

Gregoire Maret (harmonica)

Scott Robinson (winds, reeds, Theremin)

 

32) ELECTRONICS PLAYER

DJ Logic

George E. Lewis

Jason Lindner

Rob Mazurek