Roy Hargrove enters the DownBeat Hall of Fame.

(Photo: Mark Sheldon)

DownBeat 86th Annual Readers Poll Winners

The readers have spoken in the 86th annual DownBeat Readers Poll, paying special tribute to recently departed legends of jazz. This year’s slate of winners is led by trumpeter…

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    Slide Hampton: Rest in peace.

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    The 25th anniversary package includes expansive liner notes and photography.

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    Julia A. Miller, owner of Delmark Records

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    JD Allen headed back to Cincinnati during COVID-19, where he woodshedded and created Queen City.

    JD Allen Finds Purpose

    Queen City (Savant), JD Allen’s latest album and his first solo-saxophone release, is an ambitious endeavor that he…

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    George Colligan

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    Gregory Porter’s Still Rising

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    Violinist Mark Feldman, a new Chicago transplant, performs with drummer Tim Daisy.

    A Catalytic New Festival

    Reed player Ken Vandermark’s face said it all. He was delighted to have played in front of an appreciative audience…

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    G. Thomas Allen soaks in the applause after winning this year’s Sassy Awards.

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    Cécile McLorin Salvant feels she’s getting closer to her voice with Ghost Song.

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