The Jazz Journalists Assocation nominates Kurt Elling as 2012 Male Singer of the Year

Kurt Elling has been nominated as Male Singer of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association (JJA)! The other nominees in this category are Freddy Cole, Giacomo Gates, and Gregory Porter.
Kurt has won the JJA Jazz Award seven times in the past, including every year since 2009.

The winners of the 2012 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards will be selected from the nearly 200 nominees through voting by the JJA’s international membership of writers, photographers, broadcasters and new media producers professionally involved with jazz.

The 16th annual JJA Jazz Awards Ceremony will be held June 20, 2012 from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 West 3rd St., New York, NY.

There will also be Satellite Parties in other cities. As of mid-April, parties are planned for Boston; Atlanta; Tucson; Los Angeles; Philadelphia; Saratoga Springs, New York; Tallahassee and Gainesville, Florida; Ottawa, Canada and Auckland, New Zealand.

The full list of nominees is here.

Nominees in the first 38 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 2011, 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 nomination in the Best Liner Notes and Photo of the Year categories. Best Shortform Online Video of the Year nominees were selected by a committee of JJA videographers.

Congratulations to each and every one of them!