With NARAS' (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) intractable "it's our way or the highway" stance regarding the elimination of 31 GRAMMY categories (including "Latin Jazz" and "Contemporary Jazz"), is there another awards show that jazz lovers can turn their attention to? Is there an organization out there that cares about acknowledging the depth and breadth of the genre? Why, yes there is! We can look to the JJA (Jazz Journalists Assn's) Jazz Awards!
The who? The what awards? The JJA Jazz Awards! Here's a blurb about the awards from their website: