2015 Finalists / Winners

** Denotes winner 


  Jazz


Best Black Female "Rising Star " in Jazz

Selina Albright 

Karen Bryant
** Rina "Jazz Lady" Givens **
LaTosha Brown


Best Black Female Composer/Arranger/Producer

Gail Jhonson
Joyce Spencer
** Tina E. Clark ** 
Miche Braden


Best Black Female Record of the Year

Yolanda Rabun - Christmastime
** Cheryl Barnes - Like Jazz **
Cheryl Barnes - I Wish You Love


Best Black Female Video of the Year

Yolanda Rabun - Hold On To Your Dreams
** Cheryl Barnes - Like Jazz  ** 
Cheryl Barnes - I Wish You Love


Best Black Female Vocalist of the Year

Chandra Currelley
Toni Redd
Gwen Foxx
 ** Kathleen Bertrand **




Best Black "All" Female Band of the Year

Jazz In Pink
 ** Musique Noire ** 



Best Black Female Saxophonist of the Year

Theresa Grayson
 ** Jeanette Harris ** 
Crystal Brown



Best Black Female Flutist of the Year

** Kim Scott  **

Althea Rene

Joyce Spencer

Ragan Whiteside



Best Black Female Violinist of the Year

Charisa Dowe Rouse - The Violin Diva 

 ** Tai Murray ** 
Brooke Alford, Artist of the Violin
JoAnna "The Soul Stringer" Johnson



Best Black Female Keyboard/Pianist of the Year

Gail Jhonson 

Aziza Miller
** Gayle E. Dempson **



Best Black Female Drummer of the Year

** Shelia E. **

Cindy Blackmon Santana


Best Black Female Cellist of the Year

** Akua Dixon  **

Cherylonda Fitzgerald
Tahirah Whittington
Angelique Montes


Best Black Female Clarinetist of the Year

Doreen Ketchens 

Camille A. Brown
** Deanna Davis Cannon *8


Best Black Female Harpist of the Year

** Monica Hargrave  **

Ann Hobson Pilot
Patricia Terry-Ross




 The Arts


Best Black Female "Rising Star" in The Arts

Charay Vaughn
Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn
Sherna Armstrong
** Diva Tyler  **


Best Black Female in The Arts - Dramatist / Screenwriter/ Playwright

Charay Vaughn
Roz Ayres-Williams
** Tangie Beaty & Donna Johnson **


Best Black Female in The Arts - Film/ Documentary Production (All Genres)

** Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn *8
Carol Bash


Best Black Female in The Arts - Theatre Production

Shay George
Charay Vaughn
** Peachanda Dubose **
Tangie Beaty & Donna Johnson


Best Black Female in the Arts- Acting (Comedy or Drama)

Diva Tyler (Identity Thief (2013)
Edwina Findley Dickerson ( Tyler Perry's TV Series-

If Loving You Is Wrong)
Tika Sumpter (The Haves and the Have Nots (2013).
** Jarneen Chaney Brown - Atlanta Heat 2 **


Best Black Female in The Arts - Theatre

** Chandra Currelley **
Hattie Mae Pembrook
Actress Powell
Miche Braden


Best Black Female in The Arts - Comedienne

Tu Kute 

Sylvia "The Real Housewife of Atlanta" Johnson
** LaShawn Grice  **
Michelle "Comedian Mzwallst" Hodges


Best Black Female in The Arts - Photography

Cassandra Rollen-Mobley - Sunshine Photography 

Faith Swift - Faith Swift Photography
** Yolanda Bell - Yolanda Bell Photography **
Deborah Culp


Best Black Female in The Arts - Drawing/ Painting

Sonja Griffin Evans - www.gumboartgallery.com

Sandra Bridges - www.sandrabridges.com
Madge Scott -www.madgescottspirituals.com
** Brenda Pinkston - www.pinkstonsart.com **


Best Black Female in The Arts - Literary

 ** Octavia Butler - Kindred **

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Half of a Yellow Sun-

Tina McElroy Ansa - Ugly Ways

Asha Bandele - Daughter : A Novel-

 

 



 


Best All Jazz Publications and Radio- Mainstream & Internet



   Best Jazz Publication

** CoffeeTalk Jazz Magazine  **
The Jazz In M.E.E. Magazine
DownBeat Magazine
JazzTimes


     

Best Black Female Jazz Radio Host - Mainstream or Internet

Pat Hall - WSNC 90.5 FM 

** Bridgett Lewis - CoffeeTalkJazzRadio.com **
Gwen Redding - RivaBlue- WCLK 91.9 FM
Donna Whittington - The Color of Jazz



   Best Black "All Jazz" Radio Station - Internet

CoffeeTalkJazzRadio.com 

SsassyRadio.com/ JazzManRadio.com
** JazzBeatsRadio.com  **
GHPRadio.com


Best "ALL JAZZ" Radio Station - Mainstream

WCLK 91.9 FM Clark Atlanta University-Atlanta, GA 

WSNC 90.5 FM Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

WBRH 90.3 FM - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

** WWOZ 90.7 FM - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, **

New Orleans, Louisiana