Vote for the Highest of the 12 months within the JazzTimes 2021 Readers’ Ballot

Used to be 2021 higher for jazz than 2020? In some ways, completely, regardless that it used to be nonetheless what one would possibly in a well mannered way name a yr of transition. Are living performances weren’t slightly the type of reviews they had been pre-COVID, and their very life persisted to be beneath danger—however they had been again. In the meantime, each on-line and on hundreds of discs, the recorded proof for the track’s proceeding energy used to be plain, as artists additional processed what they’d been experiencing over months of lockdown, recrimination, and uncertainty. Now that the yr is drawing to an in depth, we’d like to grasp what moved you maximum. So please vote within the JazzTimes 2021 Readers’ Ballot, which is open till 12 midday EST on Monday, January 10. Instructions are beneath, and the general effects will seem on our web page and in our March factor.

In the event you’ve voted in our ballot earlier than, you’ll indisputably be at liberty (as are we) to peer that the Highest Jazz Competition and Highest Jazz Membership classes have returned this yr following a pandemic-induced hiatus. Those two fields had been nonetheless markedly other in 2021, no query, and a few previous regulars are unfortunately absent, however we are hoping we’ll have the ability to upload a minimum of a couple of again in subsequent time round.

As at all times, we’re thankful to all of our readers for serving to to stay JazzTimes, the jazz group, and the track itself going. Let’s all hope for a greater 2022.


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