Once again Henry Threadgill wins an Italian Top Jazz Poll.

This time for Best Artist of the Year and Best Album of the Year.

See link to the article (in Italian) here

2016 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll.

Henry Threadgill tops the 4th annual survey of jazz writers.

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Henry Threadgill is honored to have received the Vietnam Veterans of America's "Excellence in the Arts Award".


"Henry Threadgill, the winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Music joined the army in 1966 and served a one-year tour of duty in Vietnam. Hailed by the New York Times as "perhaps the most important jazz composer of his generation, Threadgill studied at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, majoring in composition along with piano and flute."

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Henry Threadgill is honored to have received the Pulitzer Prize in Music 2016.

"Recording released on May 26, 2015 by Zooid, a highly original work in which notated music and improvisation mesh in a sonic tapestry that seems the very expression of modern American life (Pi Recordings)."

Threadgill is the 1st disabled Vietnam Veteran to

ever win a Pulitzer Prize.

Visit the Pulitzer Prizes site here

Photo: Jules Allen

Henry Threadgill wins the Italian Top Jazz Poll award for the Best International Musician of the Year.

See link to the article (in Italian) here

Photo: John Rogers

Henry Threadgill receives a Doris Duke Award.

"His (...Henry Threadgill's...) self-described “creative, improvised music” blends black American music from ragtime to gospel to free jazz with contemporary chamber music."

"His latest release, Tomorrow Sunny/The Revelry, Spp (Pi, 2012), employs his unique pitch system existing outside traditional Western music."

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The winners of the 2016 JJA Jazz Awards in 32 categories of musical achievement have been

announced, with Henry Threadgill -- this year's Pulitzer Prize for Music winner, and a Doris Duke Performing Artist -- hailed for his Lifetime Achievement in Jazz.

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Photo: Roberto Serra

"Henry Threadgill is among the most innovative, artistically restless jazz artists and composers of our time."

"The variety of styles and instrumental textures is staggering, from ragtime to Caribbean to chamber music and more, all colored by Threadgill’s originality and determination to set down what he hears in his head."

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"The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians is one of the oldest non-profit music organizations in the United States devoted to the presentation and performance of contemporary music.

The year 2015 concluded a successful 50th anniversary celebration, we are thankful to be privileged with the opportunity to present and perform contemporary music as our journey continues."


Henry is an original member.

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"Henry Threadgill isn't one to repeat himself. In nearly 40 years of recording, he's only repeated a few compositions. So why would a retrospective of his work by a mere recapitulation? Very Very Threadgill—held Sept. 27 and 28 at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse in upper Manhattan—was a tribute comprised of realizations, not reunions. Pieces from the past were re-imagined and bands reconfigured—to the extent that some players took the stage not for the music they'd had a hand in recording but with another lineup from the rich history of Threadgillia."

Read full article in All About Jazz here.

Visit Harlem Stage here.

Photo: Jules Allen

"When I was put into the Aaron Copland house, I was the first black composer – and jazz composer … I did a residency there, and they put a plaque on the wall: and it’s all classical composers that had had that honor, right? … And I think this is another example of when institutions and foundations and societies open up and look more broadly at [creative music] – rather than mainlining stuff on just one idea." Henry Threadgill


Visit the Copland House here

"Composer, saxophonist, and flautist Henry Threadgill was one of the original members of the legendary Association for the Ad-vancement of Creative Musicians. With Fred Hopkins and Steve McCall, he formed the trio Air, which became one of the most acclaimed avant-garde jazz groups of the 1970s and 1980s."

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Photo: Jules Allen

In 2003, Henry Threadgill was named a Guggenheim Fellow.

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