The Inaugural Jazz Music Awards Announces Online Submissions for Its Global Awards Ceremony in October 2022

The inaugural Jazz Music Awards: Celebrating the Spirit of Jazz, today announced online submissions for the global awards ceremony, which opened on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 and will run until Saturday, February 30 April 2022. The Jazz Music Awards is a 501(c)3 non-profit affiliate of WCLK Jazz 91.9.

The Jazz Music Awards will recognize a wide range of creators from the world of national and international jazz, from traditional and contemporary musicians, singers and major groups to composers, individual songs and complete albums.

The eligibility period for the 2022 awards ceremony began on April 1, 2021 and will run until March 31, 2022.

The award categories are: Best Mainstream Artist; Best Contemporary Artist; Best Duo, Group or Big Band; Best New Artist (Contemporary or Mainstream); Best Jazz Singer; Best International Artist (Contemporary or Mainstream); Best Mainstream Album; best contemporary album; and song of the year (fan vote).

The WFD Executive Committee will bring together two balanced groups of voters for each ballot. Voters will be made up of creators and industry leaders, including recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and composers, as well as educators, record label executives, concert promoters, radio personalities, radio executives and
journalists.

The Jazz Music Awards will also present three awards of distinction, including the
Innovator Award, Composer Award and Educator Award. The nominees and
winners will be chosen by a specially selected craft committee with expertise in the field.

For the Legacy Award, nominees and winner will be selected by WCLK Jazz
91.9 Executive Committee. (Specialized prizes are not open to the public).

The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit www.jazzmusicawards.com.

Ada J. Kenney