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2012 Jazz Inside Jazz Awards – Winners

Jazz Inside thanks the diverse group of active jazz world professionals – including artist-musicians, writers, educators, record label executives, venue owners and managers, publicists, and industry participants – who voted in the The Jazz Music Awards 2012.


Voting is open to artists and active industry professionals. There are no barriers to participate – no memberships to buy, no costs to attend events, no products or services, or travel. The Jazz Inside Jazz Awards are designed so that jazz world participants who want to voice their vote can do so without any strings attached.

We look forward to more and more jazz artists and industry participants voting in 2013.

Below are the winners (#1 slot) and top vote getters in the 28 categories.

JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR

   1. Joe Lovano
   2. David Liebman
   3. Arturo Sandova
   4. Chick Corea
   5. Sonny Rollins
   6. Gary Smulyan
   7. Christian McBride
   8. Wynton Marsalis
   9. Terri Lyne Carrington
  10. Mike Longo *****

PIANO

   1. Kenny Barron
   2. Chick Corea
   3. Cedar Walton
   4. Jason Moran
   5. Mulgrew Miller
   6. Mike Longo****
   7. McCoy Tyner
   8. Keith Jarrett
   9. Brad Mehldau
  10. Fred Hersch

ARRANGER

   1. Maria Schneider
   2. Gerald Wilson
   3. Jimmy Heath
   4. Johnny Mandel
   5. Jim McNeely
   6. Arturo O’Farrill
   7. Bob Mintzer
   8. Mike Longo****
   9. Bob Belden
  10. Gordon Goodwin

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