Motéma MusicCongratulations to the 2016 JJA Award winner Joe Locke for Mallet Instrumentalist of the Year. This is the fourth time Joe has been voted into the top position of his category by the Jazz Journalists Association’s professional members, after receiving the  in 2006, 2008 and 2009. The honour is being sweetened by Joe’s recording home Motéma Music winning the Record Label/Platform of the Year category.

The Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) Jazz Awards, given annually since 1997, are awarding excellence in musicianship as well as journalism, and are celebrating its 20th awards season this year.

All 2016 winners

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