Journalist, broadcaster, educator and arts administrator Willard Jenkins received the award for Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism, JazzTimes was named print periodical of the year, and New York Times critic Nate Chinen received the Helen Dance-Robert Palmer Award for Writing, in this year’s Jazz Journalists Association’s JJA Jazz Awards.
Those awards, and other honors, were announced Wednesday evening during festivities at the Blue Note jazz club in New York.
Website of the Year: AllAboutJazz.com
Blog of the Year: “A Blog Supreme” (Patrick Jarenwattananon, NPR Music)
Best Book About Jazz of the Year: Paul de Barros, “Shall We Play That One Together? The Life and Art of Jazz Piano Legend Marian McPartland” (St. Martin’s Press)
The Willis Conover-Marian McPartland Award for Broadcasting: Jim Wilke, “Jazz After Hours”
For the complete list of journalism & media winners, along with the already announced JJA awards for music, please visit the JJA Jazz Awards page.