May 11, 2011
Dear Randy Weston/arranged by Willard Jenkins (Duke University Press)
Congratulations! It’s my pleasure to inform you that you’ve been nominated as a finalist for a 2011 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Award in the categories of BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR, African Rhythms: The Autobiography of Randy Weston
Professional members of the JJA will vote on nominees in 39 categories celebrating excellence in jazz music, production, presentation and digital, print, broadcast and photographic journalism. The representative honorees – “winners” — will be announced at a JJA event on Saturday, June 11, from 1 pm to 5 pm at City Winery, 155 Varick Street (at Vandam) in New York City. The JJA’s annual “A Team” list of activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz will also be announced shortly.
I hope you’re pleased that your works are being celebrated by the 300+ member JJA, a non-profit 501(c)(3) professional organization, which has promoted excellence in an Awards format for the past 15 years. For information on previous Jazz Awards winners, go to http://JJAjazzawards.org