JJA Nomination for (jazz) Violinist of the Year!

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been nominated for violinist of the year by the Jazz Journalists Association! It is an honor to be selected alongside Jenny Scheinman, Mark Feldman, Regina Carter, and the late Billy Bang.  Billy, a free-jazz legend, died April 11.  You can find my post, a tribute to Billy, here.

In this year’s 15th annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards, 39 winners will be recognized for their excellence in jazz music, including recordings, presentation and journalism. Awards will include the Lifetime Achievement in Jazz, Musician of the Year, Composer of the Year, and Best of the Year Awards for blogs and websites, publications, journalists, photos, recordings, presenters, and musicians. The Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) is a non-profit organization that supports the formation and circulation of correct, balanced, just and informative journalism on all of jazz’s genres.  JJA Journalists Association began their Jazz Awards in 1997.




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