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Wayne Shorter and Maria Schneider each win 3 Jazz Awards

Saxophonist Wayne Shorter and composer-arranger Maria Schneider are each triple winners in the 2014 Jazz Awards presented by the Jazz Journalists Association (JJA).

Pianist Herbie Hancock is being honoured for Lifetime Achievement in Jazz. As a Unesco goodwill ambassador, Hancock is organising International Jazz Day celebrations on April 30 in Osaka, Japan.

Shorter has won for musician of the year, best album (Without A Net) and top midsize ensemble. Schneider tops the balloting in the composer, arranger and large ensemble categories.

Other multiple winners announced by the JJA on Tuesday include newcomer Cecile McLorin Salvant (up-and-coming artist and female singer) and veteran Joe Lovano (multi-reeds and tenor saxophone).