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. Each December, thousands of participants from around the world travel to LJC to place their votes in support of their favorite Latin Jazz artists. It always creates a whirlwind of excitement around the year’s music, spotlighting a variety of different artists 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.
2010 Latin Jazz Percussionist Of The Year
Freddy “Huevito” Lobatón – Pucusana, Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet
2009 Latin Jazz Percussionist Of The Year
Arturo Stable – Call, Arturo Stable Quintet
2008 Latin Jazz Percussionist Of The Year
Diego Alvarez – La Patilla, Aquiles Baez
2007 Latin Jazz Percussionist Of The Year
Pedrito Martinez – Con Alma, Mark Weinstein
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