The Inaugural Black Women In Jazz Awards Recipients

 

 The Inaugural Recipients

* Denotes Winner of the Category

 

 


The 2014 Honorees  

 

 



 


JAZZ

 

 

 

Best Black Female Up and Coming Artist

 *Theresa Grayson

Gail Jhonson

Chelsea Brown Granville

Joyce Spencer

 

 


Best Black Female "Rising Star" Jazz Artist

 Shana Tucker

Gail Jhonson

Ragan Whiteside

*Kenya Johnson

 

 


Best Black Female Jazz Composer/ Arranger/ Producer

 Joyce Spencer

Joan Cartwright

Terri Lyne Carrington

*Gail Jhonson

 

 


Best Black Female Jazz Record of the Year

 *Women in Jazz South Florida Music Collection Vol. IV - (Joan Cartwright)

Look In the Mirror - (Phillippa Williams)

Mr.  Stonewall - (TC Eckstein, Vocalese)

 

 


Best Black Female Video of the Year

 *Footsteps in the Dark - (Toni Redd)

"Hold on to Your Dreams" - (Yolanda Rabun)

I can't help it (Sugaboom Remix) - (Kenya McGuire Johnson)

 

 

 


 Best Black Female Vocalist of the Year

 *Toni Redd

Kenya McGuire Johnson

Tamina Khyrah-joi Johnson

 

 


Best Black Female Band of the Year 

 Musique Noire

Jazz In Pink

*Venus The All Girl Bamd

  

 


Best Black Female  Saxophonist of the Year

Theresa Grayson

*Joyce Spencer

Jeanette Harris

Camille Thurman

 

 


Best Black Female Flutist of the Year

 Kim Scott

Nicole Mitchell

*Ragan Whiteside

Joyce Spencer

 

 



Best Black Female Violinist of the Year

 *Karen Briggs

Regina Carter

"The Soul Stringer" JoAnna Johnson

Brooke "Viosocalist" Alford, Artist of the Violin

 

 


 


Best Black Female Bassist of the Year

 *Teja' Lanise

Mimi Jones ( Miriam Sullivan)

Sandra "SaNa" Foster

Kim Clarke

 

 


Best Black Female Keyboard / Pianist of the Year

 *Gail Jhonson 

Janelle Gill

Shamie Royston

Paris Nicole Strother

 

 


Best Black Female Drummer of the Year

 Danielle "Pocket" Brown

*Terri Lyne Carrington

Cindy Blackman Santana

Shirazette Tannin

 


 Best Black Female Percussionist of the Year

 *JoVia Armstrong

 

 


Best Black Female Guitarist of the Year

 *Lois "LadyMac" Morris

Emily King

Monnette Suddler

Shana Tucker 

 

 


Best Black Female Cellist of the Year

 Tomeka Reid

*Shana Tucker

 

 


Best Black Female Clarinetist of the Year

 *Deanna Davis-Cannon 

 

 


FINE ARTS

 

 


Best Black Female in Fine Arts - Film / Theatre - Production 

 Ava DuVernay

*Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn

 

 


Best Black Female in Fine Arts - Film / Theatre - Performer

Rosa Kelly Clay 

*Mimi Johnson

Condola Rashad

Liz Mikel

 

 


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

 Charay Vaughn

*Roz Ayres-Williams

Mimi Johnson

 

 

Best Black Female in Fine Arts - Acting -  Drama / Comedy

Diva Tyler

*Liz Mikel

Rosa Kelley Clay

Pam Grier

 

 

 


Best Black Female in Fine Arts - Dance - Creative Movement

 *Angelique' Alvarez

Tiffany Jefferson

Kristin Taylor

Aya Shabu

 

 


Best Black Female in Fine Arts - Comedienne

 Diva Tyler

Crystal Parker

*Paula "G" Gilchrist

Wanda Sykes

 

 


Best Black Female in Fine Arts - Literary -Creative Writing / Poetry

 *Charay Vaughn

Toni Morrison

Tamara J. Madison

 

 

Best Black Female in Fine Arts - Painting / All Forms

 *Lois "LadyMac" McMorris

Ashley Spencer

Nina Chanel Abney

Clara K. Johnson

 

 

 

Best Black Female in Fine Arts - Drawing /All Forms

 *Ashley Spencer

Kara Walker

 

 

 

Best Black Female in Fine Arts - Graphic Design

 Jewell Green

 

 

 

Best Black Female in Fine Arts - Sculptor

 *Stella Singleton-Jones

Shinique Smith

 

 


Best Black Female in Fine Arts - Photography

 *Faith Swift - Faith Swift Photography

Kea Taylor - Imagine Photography

Joyce M. Sanders - Joyce M. Sanders Photography

Jamaica Gilmer - Jamaica Gilmer Photography

 

 

 

Best Black Female in Fine Arts - Videography / Cinematography

 *Camille Tucker

 

 

 

Best Black Female Jazz Radio Host - USA

 Nancy Wilson

*Dee Dee Bridgewater

Renee Miller

Gwen Redding (Riva Blue)

 

 

 

Best Jazz Publication

 AllAboutJazz.com

JazzTimes.com

Jazzreview.com

*The Jazz In M.E.E. (thejazzinmee.com)

 

 

 

Best "ALL JAZZ" Radio Station - Internet

 *CoffeeTalkJazzRadio.com

Pandora.com

Smoothjazz.com

Jazzradio.com

 

 


 Best "ALL JAZZ" Radio Station - Mainstream

 WJSU-FM - Jackson, MS- 88.5

WWOZ - New Orleans, LA - 90.7

*WCLK - Atlanta, GA -91.9

WEAA - Baltimore, MD - 88.9