Top Jazz Award

Every year, since 1982, Musica Jazz magazine holds a referendum among the top Italian jazz experts to award the best musicians and albums of the year. the "Top Jazz" award includes eleven categories, both for Italian and international jazz: the Record of the Year, Musician of the Year, Group of the Year, New Talent the lifetime Achievement Award and others. The "Top Jazz" 2017 award celebrates the seventy-second year of Musica Jazz, the most renowned jazz magazine in Italy, published on a monthly basis since July 1945. It is also the oldest jazz magazine in the world still present on the newsstands after Down Beat. In January 2017, the 794th issue was published.