Between March 28, and May 31, 2016, artists were nominated in each of the categories below. The top five most popular nominations are listed and between July 1 and August 15, 2016, you can vote for your favorite artist(s) per category. We are planning an Awards Evening at Metropolitan Room on September 19th, 2016 that will include special guests, VIPs and press coverage to celebrate the winners of the NYC JAZZ FANS DECISION 2016.

Vote per Category.

Guitar
None
Abe Ovadia
Dave Stryker
Russel Malone
Bucky Pizzarelli
Sheryl Bailey

Bass
None
Carlos Mena
Ron Carter
Neal Miner
Nicki Parrott
Esperanza Spalding

Clarinet
None
Don Byron
Anat Cohen
Dan Levinson
Ken Peplowski
Paquito D'Rivera

Flute
None
Lew Tabackin
Victor Goines
Paul Lieberman
Bobbi Humphrey

Alto Saxophone
None
Daniel Bennett
Grace Kelly
Tia Fuller
Dmitry Baevski

Baritone Saxophone
None
Ronnie Cuber
Claire Daily
Gary Smulyan

Tenor Saxophone
None
Ole Mathisen
Virginia Mayhew
Jed Levy
Camille Thurman
Patience Higgins

Trombone
None
Nick Finzer
Ryan Keberle
Wycliffe Gordon
Steve Turre

Trumpet
None
Duane Eubanks
Wynton Marsalis
Igmar Thomas
Nicholas Payton
Roy Hargrove

Piano
None
Enrique Haneine
Deanna Witkowski
Joe Alterman
Tardo Hammer
John di Martino

Organ
None
Joey Defrancesco
Anthony Pocetti
Ben Paterson
Dr. Lonnie Smith
Brian Charette

Drums
None
Bill Stewart
Richie Barshay
Camille Gainer
Jimmy Cobb
Winard Harper

Vibes
None
Stefon Harris
Gary Burton
Jay Hoggard
Chuck Redd

Best Group
None
Trio de Paz
DIVA
DUTCHESS
Wolff and Clark Ensemble
Swingadelic

Ensemble
 No nominations in this category

Rare Instrument
None
Scott Robinson
Akua Dixon
Brandee Younger
Steve Turre Conch Shells
Aaron Weinstein

Jazz Artist
None
John Minnock
Bill Frisell
Bucky Pizzarelli
Annie Ross

New Jazz Artist
None
Florencia Cuenca
Abe Ovadia
Myriam Phiro
Shailah Edmonds

Female Vocalist
None
Florencia Cuenca
Marianne Solivan
Catherine Russell
Annie Ross
Michelle Walker

Male Vocalist
None
John Minnock
Allan Harris
Tom Wopat
Freddy Cole
Gregory Generet

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