2009 DownBeat Critics Poll

DownBeat‘s August 2009 issue is now reaching subscribers, and with it the results of the 57th Annual Critics Poll.

We’d like to congratulate everyone recognized in the various categories by the 120 voting writers, but especially our current clients and the musicians whose releases we represented in the past year.

Jason Adasiewicz:
Vibes and Vibes, Rising Star

Darcy James Argue:
Big Band, Rising Star and Composer, Rising Star

Taylor Ho Bynum:
Trumpet, Rising Star

Gerald Cleaver:
Drums, Rising Star

Harris Eisenstadt:
Composer, Rising Star

Mary Halvorson:
Jazz Artist, Rising Star; Jazz Group, Rising Star; and Guitar, Rising Star

John H├ębert
:
Acoustic Bass, Rising Star

Nicole Mitchell:
Flute and Flute, Rising Star (winner)

William Parker:
Acoustic Bass

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One Response to 2009 DownBeat Critics Poll

  1. […] I don’t have a copy of the issue yet, but apparently my name appears in this year’s DownBeat Critic’s Poll, in the “Big Band, Rising Star” and “Composer, Rising Star” categories — not at the top of the list, obviously, but given the nature of these polls it’s nice just to be in the room. Scott Menhinick has more. […]

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