NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Artist

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This page lists the winners and nominees for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Artist. The award was first given during the 1980 ceremony and was later retired in 2011. Quincy Jones holds the record for most wins in this category with four.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

1980s[edit]

Year Artist Ref
1980
Count Basie [1]
1981 – 82 N/A
1983
Al Jarreau [2]
1984 – 87 N/A
1988
Ella Fitzgerald [3]
1989
Miles Davis [4]

1990s[edit]

Year Artist Ref
1990 – 91 N/A
1992
Natalie Cole [5]
1993
Wynton Marsalis [6]
1994 – 95 N/A
1996
Quincy Jones [7]
Gerald Albright
George Duke
Rachelle Farrell
Dianne Reeves
1997
Quincy Jones [8]
1998
Kenny G [9]
1999
Lena Horne [10]

2000s[edit]

Year Artist Ref
2000
Quincy Jones [11]
Branford Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
Dianne Reeves
Cassandra Wilson
2001
Grover Washington, Jr. [12]
2002
Quincy Jones [13]
2003
Natalie Cole [14]
2004
Ramsey Lewis [15]
2005
Nancy Wilson [16]
Gerald Albright
Regina Belle
Al Jarreau
Wynton Marsalis
2006
Najee [17]
Jermaine Gardner
Onaje Allan Gumbs
Billy Miles
Mike Phillips
2007
Gladys Knight [18]
Gerald Albright
Regina Carter
George Duke
Take 6
200809 N/A

2010s[edit]

Year Artist Ref
2010 N/A
2011
Stanley Jordan [19]

Multiple wins and nominations[edit]

Wins[edit]

Nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 20 December 1980. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  2. ^ "The Crisis". The Crisis Publishing Company, Inc. 1 March 1984. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 20 December 1980. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  4. ^ Pogatchnik, Shawn. "1989 Image Award Winners". LA Times. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  5. ^ "1992 Image Award Winners". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  6. ^ "1993 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  7. ^ "1996 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  8. ^ "1997 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  9. ^ "1998 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  10. ^ "1999 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  11. ^ "2000 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  12. ^ "2001 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  13. ^ "2002 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  14. ^ "2003 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  15. ^ "2004 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  16. ^ "2005 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  17. ^ "2006 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  18. ^ "2007 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  19. ^ "2011 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016.