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20th Annual JJA Jazz Awards Media Party Features Winners' Announcements, Performing Stars June 15, 3 - 5:30 pm, Blue Note Jazz Club, Manhattan
(Published: June 09, 2016)

JJA Jazz Awards Media Party, on Wednesday, June 15 from 3 to 5:30 pm at the Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 3rd St in New York City. Party highlights may include presentation of the JJA's Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Award to composer-performer Henry Threadgill (also recipient of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Music Composition, and a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award); the New York Jazz Hero Award to Rio Sakairi, artistic director of the Jazz Gallery; and announcement of winners of the 2016 JJA Awards - engraved statuettes - for excellence in journalism and media.

Drummer Herlin Riley's quintet, singer René Marie with her trio, and solo pianist John Beasley will perform during the event. Brother Thelonious Ale and hors d'ouevres from the Blue Note's kitchen will be served. Jazz journalists from as far away as Poland, Arizona, California, Chicago and Oklahoma are expected to attend, along with the general public, jazz fans and industry insiders, previously announced Heroes and Awards winners cited for musical accomplishments. See the entire list of 2016 Jazz Awards winners, nominees and Jazz Heroes at www.JJAJazzAwards.org.

Winners of the 2016 Jazz Awards for Music and Recording are invited to attend as guests of the JJA but are asked to reserve tickets on the ticket page http://members.jazzjourna.... Ticks cost 2016 nominees in all categories and JJA members, $50; general admission, $75; reserved ringside seats, $125. Click here! http://members.jazzjourna...

More Information: http://members.jazzjournalists.org/event-2224985

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