Best Of 2011

The Latin Jazz Corner Best Of 2011 Awards

The Latin Jazz Corner Best Of The Year Awards is an annual event fueled by the will of our readers – the winners are selected through a voting process open to LJC readers, Latin Jazz artists, Latin Jazz fans, and the general public. The voting for our fifth annual awards ran from December 8, 2011 – December 23, 2011 and drew over 20,000 participants from around the world. It was an exciting process that engaged numerous artists, fans, and music business professionals from all areas of the Latin Jazz world. You can learn more about the LJC Best Of The Year Awards by checking out this post – What Are The LJC Best Of The Year Awards?; on that page you’ll find links to frequently asked questions that should give you the complete scoop on the awards.

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2011 Latin Jazz Album Of The Year

Chora Baião
Antonio Adolfo

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2011 Next Generation Artist

Road Warrior
Jamie Dubberly And Orquesta Dharma

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2011 Brazilian Jazz Album Of The Year

Chora Baião
Antonio Adolfo

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2011 South American Jazz Album

Córdoba
Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra

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2011 Latin Jazz Large Ensemble Album Of The Year

Córdoba
Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra

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2011 Latin Jazz Boundary Breaking Album Of The Year

Córdoba
Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra

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2011 Latin Jazz Outer Edges Album Of The Year

I Wanna Work For You
Alexa Weber Morales

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2011 Latin Jazz Percussionist Of The Year

John Santos
Filosofía Caribeña, Vol 1
The John Santos Sextet

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2011 Latin Jazz Drum Kit Player Of The Year

Daniel “Pipi” Piazzolla
Piazzolla In Brooklyn
Pablo Aslan Quintet

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2011 Latin Jazz Pianist Of The Year

Antonio Adolfo
Chora Baião
Antonio Adolfo

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2011 Latin Jazz Bassist Of The Year

Jorge Helder
Chora Baião
Antonio Adolfo

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2011 Latin Jazz Saxophonist Of The Year

Melecio Magdaluyo
Filosofía Caribeña, Vol. 1
The John Santos Sextet

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2011 Latin Jazz Trumpet Player Of The Year

Claudio Roditi
Bons Amigos
Claudio Roditi

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2011 Latin Jazz Trombonist Of The Year

Wayne Wallace
To Hear From There
Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet

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2011 Latin Jazz Vibes Player Of The Year

Stefon Harris
Ninety Miles
David Sánchez, Stefon Harris, & Christian Scott

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2011 Latin Jazz Vocalist Of The Year

Poncho Sanchez
Poncho Sanchez & Terence Blanchard = Chano y Dizzy!
Poncho Sanchez

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2011 Latin Jazz Guitarist Of The Year

Romero Lubambo
Bons Amigos
Claudio Roditi

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2011 Latin Jazz Flautist Of The Year

Mark Weinstein
El Cumbanchero
Mark Weinstein

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2011 Latin Jazz Composition Of The Year

“Pueblo [Village]”
Composed by Pedro Giraudo
Córdoba
Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra

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2011 Latin Jazz Arrangement Of The Year

“El Cumbanchero”
Arranged by Aruán Ortiz
El Cumbanchero
Mark Weinstein

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2011 Latin Jazz Record Label Of The Year

2011 Latin Jazz Releases:

Jazz Brasil
Mark Weinstein

Tito Puente Masterworks, Live!!!
Bobby Sanabria Conducting The Manhattan School Of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra

El Cumbanchero
Mark Weinstein

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2011 Latin Jazz Album Artwork Of The Year

Cover Design: Felipe Taborda & Lygia Santiago; Illustration: Bruno Liberati
Chora Baião
Antonio Adolfo

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