Welcome to the 87th Annual DownBeat Readers Poll.

To be very clear, this is a poll for actual DownBeat Readers. It is not a fan poll. You MUST subscribe to the magazine or our FREE weekly newsletter to vote. Any other votes will be disqualified.

Voters! Thank you so much for taking part in this time-honored process!

The first step is to enter your name and email address below. Then proceed through the ballot and vote for your favorite artist, group or album in each category.

IMPORTANT: Please vote in each category only once; multiple votes will be also be disqualified. You may select a name from the ballot, or you may write in a vote, but you cannot do both within the same category.

Thank you SO MUCH for voting! We feel that the DownBeat Readers Poll is one of the greatest traditions in all of music.

If you have comments on the poll, please send an email (with "Readers Poll" in the subject line) to editor@downbeat.com.

Best regards,

Frank Alkyer
Editor and Publisher