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Сandidates 2014

Sonny Rollins (USA) - jazz tenor saxophonist, one of the most influential musicians in modern jazz, the author of many jazz standards.
Joe Lovano (USA) - jazz saxophonist, clarinetist and flutist, Grammy Award prizewinner, one of the most influential jazz musicians of the post bop era.
Kenny Barron (USA) - jazz pianist, one of the most influential musicians playing traditional jazz (mainstream).
Herbie Hancock (USA) is an American jazz piano player and composer, one of the most influential jazz musicians of 20th century.
Larry Carlton (USA) is an American jazz, smooth jazz, jazz fusion, blues, pop, and rock guitarist. Member of the bands Fourplay and Steely Dan. Repeated prize winner of “Grammy” award.
George Benson (USA) — guitarist and vocalist, whose works harmoniously combines elements of jazz, soft rock and rhythm-and-blues, winner of several "Grammy" awards.
Ahmad Jamal (USA) is an American jazz pianist, composer and educator. One of the most successful leaders of small jazz bands in the history.
Paquito D'Rivera is a Cuban alto saxophonist, clarinetist and soprano saxophonist. Member of the popular Cuban jazz-rock band Irakere, one of the world's most popular performers in the style of latin jazz The winner of multiple "Grammy" awards.
Charles Lloyd (USA) – jazz saxophonist and flutist, who has been repeatedly recognized as "Musician of the Year" by Downbeat magazine, artist of ECM label.
Wayne Shorter (USA) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer who is named jazz's greatest living composer. Repeated prize winner of “Grammy” award.