Welcome to the 83rd Annual DownBeat Readers Poll! The rules for participating are simple. Just follow along and vote for your favorite artist or album in each category. IMPORTANT: Please vote only once; multiple votes will be disqualified.

Have fun and thank you for taking part in one of the greatest traditions in jazz.

Also, if you have comments on the Readers Poll, or on anything in DownBeat, please send an email to editor@downbeat.com.

Best regards,

Frank Alkyer