2017 JJA Jazz Awards Winner this year: Arturo O’Farrill’s AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA!
The Jazz Journalists Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the best use of media of all kinds –new and old, online and off– to tell the story of jazz and develop new jazz audiences. The JJA conducts online training programs for new and veteran journalists and has also produced mini-conferences, panel discussions, “critics clinics,” book signings and social events at jazz festivals, educational institutions and performance venues. The JJA sustains a mentorship program for emerging jazz journalists as well as networking and individual consulting services for all members.
The JJA Jazz Awards, given annually since 1997, are awards for excellence in journalism as well as musicianship.
This year’s award winner in the catagory “Large Ensemble of The Year” is MFM Board member Arturo O’Farrill and his AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA.