The 70th Annual Downbeat Critics Poll is out now, highlighting several albums and artists repped from May 2021-April 2022 at Lydia Liebman Promotions. See the full list below!

Rising Star Large Ensemble
1. Ulysses Owens Jr. Big Band

Rising Star Soprano Sax
1. Roxy Coss

Jazz Artist of the Year
17. Dave Liebman

Jazz Album of the Year
18. Ulysses Owens Jr. Big Band Soul Conversations (Outside in Music)

Historical Album
9. Cecil Taylor The Complete, Legendary, Live Return Concert at the Town Hall NYC (Oblivion)
17. Dave Brubeck Trio Live From Vienna 1967 (Brubeck Editions)
17. Lennie Tristano Lennie Tristano Personal Recordings 1946-1970 (Mosaic/Dot Time)

Jazz Group
17. Dave Liebman Expansions

Female Vocalist
6. Catherine Russell
16. Thana Alexa

Violin
11. Tomoko Omura

Beyond Artist
11. Somi

Beyond Album
6. Somi Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba

Soprano Saxophone
2. Dave Liebman

Alto Saxophone
7. Lakecia Benjamin
12. Charles McPherson

Tenor Saxophone
14. Dave Liebman

Trumpet
14. Brian Lynch

Flute
13. Dave Liebman

Trombone
10. Natalie Cressman

Bass
13. Charnett Moffett

Drums
12. Ralph Peterson Jr.
13. Ulysses Owens Jr.

Composer
16. Michael Leonhart

Arranger
15. Michael Leonhart

Rising Star Jazz Artist
7. Lakecia Benjamin

Rising Star Alto Sax
3. Sharel Cassity
6. Greg Ward

Rising Star Tenor Sax
3. Roxy Coss
12. Geof Bradfield

Rising Star Flute
3. Itai Kriss

Rising Star Arranger
2. Lakecia Benjamin
9. Ulysses Owens Jr.
10. Michael Leonhart
11. Carlos Henriquez
12. Steven Feifke

Rising Star Guitar
15. Eric Hofbauer

Rising Star Bass
9. Matt Ulery
12. Carlos Henriquez

Rising Star Drums
4. Ulysses Owens Jr.
11. Jonathan Barber
16. Henry Cole

Rising Star Vibraphone
13. Jalen Baker

Rising Star Female Vocalist
8. Lucy Yeghiazaryan
14. Samara Joy

Rising Star Composer
11. Roxy Coss

Rising Star Producer
6. Cory Weeds

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