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On March 4, 2024, at the France Jazz Academy Awards Ceremony, we’ll be presenting 7 awards. The evening will take place in the beautiful Beffroi Hall in Montrouge. Voting for the nominations took place at the France Jazz Académie’s General Meeting, in the new jazz and world music venue in Paris, “Le Son de la Terre”...

Prix Django ReinhardtFrench musician of the year, who has reached his first maturity and to whom the Académie predicts the brightest future. 

Alphabetical finalists:

  • Laurent Coulondre
  • Arnaud Dolmen
  • Grégory Privat

Grand Prix de l’Académie du Jazz  – it awards the best international record of the year.

Alphabetical finalists:

  • Cecile McLorin SalvantMelusine (Nonesuch)
  • Pierrick Pédron & Gonzalo RubalcabaPédron Rubalcaba (Gazebo)
  • JoshuaRedmanWhere We Are (Blue Note)

Prix du Disque Français – It awards the best album recorded by a French musician 

Alphabetical finalists:

  • Laurent CugnyZeitgeist (Frémeaux)
  • Pierrick Pédron & Gonzalo RubalcabaPédron Rubalcaba (Gazebo)
  • Henri TexierAn Indian’s Life (Label Bleu)

Prix Evidence which distinguishes an exceptional new recording, to be released from anonymity.

Alphabetical finalists:

  • Clément Janinet – La Litanie des Cimes – Woodlands (BMC Records)
  • NO(w)BeautyNO(w) Beauty – (Menace)
  • Mark Priore TrioInitio – (Jazz Eleven)

Prix du Musicien Européen, awarded for recent work or news.

Alphabetical finalists:

  • Federico Casagrande
  • Daniel Garcia
  • Andreas Schaerer

Prix Blues, Soul & Gospel, includes the Blues Award and the Soul & Gospel Award.

Alphabetical finalists:

  • GabrielsAngels & Queens – (Atlas Artists)
  • D.K. HarrellThe Right Man – (Little Village)
  • Billy ValentineBilly Valentine & The Universal Truth – (Flying Dutchman-Acid Jazz)

Prix du Patrimoine, this award honors a boxed set, a book or a film. It includes the Reissues and Unpublished Prizes and the Book Prize. 

Alphabetical finalists:

  • Wayne ShorterZero Gravity – film de Dorsay Alavi – (Amazon Studios)
  • Basquiat Soundtracks, livre de Vincent Bessières – (Beaux-Arts & Cie)
  • Keith Jarrett, livre deLudovic Florin – (éditions du Layeur)


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