DownBeat: Jack DeJohnette – Drummer of the year

According to music critics opinion Jack DeJohnette was announced drummer of the year at the annual musician of the year poll that has been organized for the 61st time by music magazine DownBeat.

A board of 165 international music critics decided about the winners in categories Jazz, Blues and Beyond.

DeJohnette is one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century who has collaborated with artists like Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Keith Jarrett, Sony Rollins, Bill Evans, Chet Baker, John Abercrombie, John Scofield and many more.

The American drummer is currently on European tour with pianist Keith Jarret and double bassist Gary Peacock promoting the album Somewhere, they are going to perform in France, Netherlands, Italy and Germany.

We watched Jack DeJohnette’s quartet in 2005 within the program of 9th edition of the international music festival Jazz Fest Sarajevo.

Other DownBeat poll winners are:

Hall of Fame: Charlie Haden
Veterans Committee Hall of Fame: Robert Johnson
Jazz Artist: Wayne Shorter
Jazz Album: Wayne Shorter Quartet, Without A Net (Blue Note)
Historical Album: Miles Davis Quintet, Live In Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 (Columbia/Legacy)
Jazz Group: Wayne Shorter Quartet
Big Band (tie): Darcy James Argue’s Secrety Society and Maria Schneider Orchestra
Trumpet: Dave Douglas
Trombone: Wycliffe Gordon
Soprano Saxophone: Wayne Shorter
Alto Saxophone: Rudresh Mahanthappa
Tenor Saxophone: Joe Lovano
Baritone Saxophone: Gary Smulyan
Clarinet: Anat Cohen
Flute: Nicole Mitchell
Piano: Jason Moran
Keyboard: Robert Glasper
Organ: Joey DeFrancesco
Guitar: Bill Frisell
Bass: Christian McBride
Electric Bass: Stanley Clarke
Violin: Regina Carter
Drums: Jack DeJohnette
Vibes: Stefon Harris
Percussion: Cyro Baptista
Miscellaneous Instrument: Béla Fleck (banjo)
Male Vocalist: Kurt Elling
Female Vocalist: Cassandra Wilson
Composer: Wadada Leo Smith
Arranger: Darcy James Argue
Record Label: ECM
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Blues Artist or Group: Dr. John
Blues Album: Dr. John, Locked Down (Nonesuch)
Beyond Artist or Group: Robert Glasper Experiment
Beyond Album: José James, No Beginning No End (Blue Note)

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