Between April 15, and June 30, 2017, artists were nominated in each of the categories below. The top five most popular nominations are listed and between July 1 and August 15, 2017, you can vote for your favorite artist(s) per category. We are planning an Awards Evening at Metropolitan Room on October 9th, 2017 that will include special guests, VIPs and press coverage to celebrate the winners of the NYC JAZZ FANS DECISION 2017.

Vote per Category.

Guitar
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Romero Lubambo
Dave Stryker
Russell Malone
Jack Wilkins
Randy Napoleon

Bass
None
Nicki Parrott
Jay Leonhart
Christian McBride
Ron Carter
Rufus Reid

Clarinet
None
Anat Cohen
Dan Levinson
Ken Peplowski
Paquito D’Rivera

Alto Saxophone
None
Dmitry Baevski
Adrian Cunningham
Bruce Williams
Vincent Herring
Sherman Irby

Baritone Saxophone
None
Gary Smulyan
Ronnie Cuber
Brian Landrus
Howard Johnson

Tenor Saxophone
None
Grant Stewart
TK Blue
Harry Allen
Eric Alexander
Jimmy Heath

Trombone
None
Michael Dease
Vincent Gardner
Wycliffe Gordon
Alan Ferber
Steve Davis

Trumpet
None
Roy Hargrove
Jon Erik Kellso
Jeremy Pelt
Bria Skonberg
Jon Faddis

Piano
None
Bill Charlap
Helen Sung
Harold Mabern
Johnny O’Neal
Christian Sands

Organ
None
Mike LeDonne
Akiko Tsuruga
Joey DeFrancesco

Drums
None
Louis Hayes
Winard Harper
Dennis Mackrel
Roy Haynes
Shirazette Tinnin

Vibes
None
Jay Hoggard
Joe Locke
Stefon Harris
Paul Midiri
Warren Chiasson

Best Group
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Avalon
Earregular
Glenn Crytzer Orchestra
John Colianni Jazz Orchestra
Swingadelic

Rate Instruments & Flute
None
Howard Johnson
Steve Turre
Andrea Brachfeld
Edmar Castaneda
Regina Carter

Jazz Artist
None
Christian McBride
Wynton Marsalis
Howard Johnson
Gene Bertoncini

New Jazz Artist
None
Brianna Thomas
King “Solomon” Hicks
Veronica Swift
Vanessa Racci

Female Vocalist
None
Jazzmeia Horn
Rene Marie
Catherine Russell
Champian Fulton
Cyrille Aimee

Male Vocalist
None
Giacomo Gates
Allan Harris
Paul Jost
John Pizzarelli
Gregory Generet

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