For the third time ECM has been voted Label of the Year by the writers of the Jazz Journalists Association. ECM previously won this award in 2012 and 2007, and was furthermore nominated for the prize in 2011 and 2010.
Other 2013 JJA Awards went to Chris Potter as Tenor Saxophonist of the Year and Billy Hart as Traps Drummer of the Year.
The Jazz Journalists Association (JJA), founded in 1987, is an international organization of media professionals. Its Awards have been given annually since 1997.