Congratulations to Maxine Gordon, whose acclaimed biography of her late husband Dexter Gordon, has won BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR in the 24th annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards.

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“The JJA presents all its Awards as an assertion that informed, professional, independent coverage of jazz across genre is vital to the preservation and promotion of contemporary music, for new and established audiences alike. “

Each year the Jazz Journalists Association awards honor excellence in jazz music, recordings, presentation, and journalism. The 2019 JJA Jazz Awards winners will receive their awards during performances or other public events this summer.

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