May 15, 2024

MSM alumni and faculty win awards at the 2024 Jazz Journalist Association Awards

Congratulations to the MSM alumni and faculty for winning Jazz Performance and Recording awards in the prestigious Jazz Journalists Association Awards for 2024!

The annual Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) Awards were established by in 1996 to celebrate accomplishments in music and music media, and are awarded through voting by JJA professional members.

The JJA presents its awards as “an assertion that informed, professional, independent coverage of jazz across genre is vital to the preservation and promotion of contemporary music, for new and established audiences alike,” according to the JJA.

MSM faculty winners in the 2024 JJA Awards:

  • Darcy James Argue: Arranger of the Year

    MSM Faculty

  • Artemis: Mid-sized Ensemble of the Year, with MSM Dean of Jazz Arts Ingrid Jensen (on right)

    MSM Dean of Jazz Arts and Faculty

MSM alumni winners:

  • Linda May Han Oh (MM '08, HonDMA '24): Bassist of the Year

    MSM Alumnus

  • Ambrose Akinmusire (BM '05): Trumpter of the Year

    MSM Alumnus

  • Marcus Rojas (PC '81): Brass Specialist (Tuba)

    MSM Alumnus

  • Herbie Hancock (’61, HonDMA ’23), Keyboardist of the Year

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