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Awards/Recognitions

  • Grammy Nominee: Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group:4B on
    IPO Recordings – (2010))
  • Harvard University Jazz Master 2010: Harvard College, Drew Faust, President, Cambridge, Massachusetts, – (March 10, 2010))
  • Grammy Nominee: Best Jazz Instrumental Solo, from Live At The 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival, for the selection Be-Bop (2007)
  • Flutist of the Year – 2008 DOWNBEAT 73rd Annual Readers Poll
  • 2008 Medal of Honor for Music – National Arts Club, New York, NY (October 27, 2008)
  • James Moody Day – Resolution from The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders – City of Newark, NJ (July 25, 2008)
  • James Moody Day – Proclamation by Mayor Corey A. Booker (July 25, 2008)
  • James Moody Day – Resolution from the Newark Municipal Council (July 25, 2008)
  • The Kennedy Center Living Jazz Legend Award – John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts, Michael Kaiser, President, Washington, D.C. (March 3, 2007)
  • President’s Medal Award – The Juilliard School, Dr. Joseph Polisi, President, New York, New York (February 27, 2007)
  • President’s Merit Award – The Recording Academy, Neil Portnow, President, Los Angeles, California (February 6, 2007)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – International Academy of Jazz, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, (November 5, 2005)
  • James Moody Day – Proclamation made from the Office of Mayor Dick Murphy, City of San Diego, California, (April 30, 2005)
  • Congressional Record Salute to James Moody – Proceedings And Debates Of The 108th Congress, Second Session, Washington, D.C. (September 8, 2004)
  • National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame – “Moody’s Mood For Love” Prestige, 1952, Honoring Recordings of Historical Significance (February 2001)
  • James Moody Day – Proclamation made from the Office of Mayor Floyd Adams, City of Savannah, Georgia, (September 15, 2000)
  • Honorary Doctorate of MusicBerklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts (July 22, 2000)
  • James Moody Day – Proclamation made from the Office of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, City of New York, New York (April 3, 2000)
  • James Moody Day – Proclamation made from the office of Mayor Sharpe James, City of Newark, New Jersey (March 31, 2000)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – State of California Senate, Certificate of Recognition, Office of Diane E. Watson, PhD, 26th Senatorial District, Los Angeles, California (October 25, 1998)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Los Angeles Jazz Society, Los Angeles, California (October 25, 1998)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – City of Los Angeles, Commendation, Office of the Mayor, Richard Riordan, Los Angeles, California (June 16, 1998)
  • NEA Jazz Master Award1998 Recipient from the National Endowment For The Arts
  • Honorary Doctorate of Humane LettersFlorida Memorial College, Miami, Fl. (December 6, 1997)
  • Lifetime Achievement AwardDrew University, Los Angeles, CA (1996)
  • International Jazz Hall of Fame(June 14, 1996)
  • New Jersey Hall of Fame(June 17, 1996)
  • Jamaica Hall of Fame(June 15, 1996)
  • James Moody DayProclamation made from the Office of the Mayor, Mr. Floyd Adams, City of Savannah, Georgia (July 24, 1996)
  • James Moody DayProclamation made from the Office of the Mayor, Mr. Sharpe James, City of Newark, New Jersey (October 30, 1993)
  • “All That Jazz Riff Award”
  • Recipient of the first annual Newark Jazz Festival Award(1993)
  • Grammy Nominee: Best Jazz Vocal – Duo or Group – with Dizzy Gillespie for the selection Get the Booty on James Moody’s Sweet and Lovely CD (1990)
  • Grammy Nominee: Best Jazz Instrumental Performance on Manhattan Transfer’s Vocalese album (1985)
  • Down Beat magazine: December, 1969 Recommended recordings for Christmas: James Moody’s Don’t Look Away Now (Prestige 7625)
  • Down Beat magazine Critics’ Poll: Best Flutist (1967-1974)
  • Down Beat magazine Critics’ Poll: In the top three positions (1975-present)
  • Jazz Times magazine Readers’ Poll: Best Flutist (1992)
  • Jazz Times magazine Readers’ Poll: Second place – flute (1993-present)

Cited from the official James Moody website.

Written by moodyfilm

March 27, 2011 at 8:00 pm

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