Awards / Recognitions

Grammy Nominee: Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group (January 31, 2010)

Harvard University Jazz Master 2010: Harvard College, Drew Faust, President, Cambridge, Massachusetts, – (March 10, 2010)

Grammy Nominee: Best Jazz Instrumental Solo, from Live At The 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival, for the selection Be-Bop (2007)

Flutist of the Year – 2008 DOWNBEAT  3rd Annual Readers Poll

2008 Medal of Honor for Music – National Arts Club, New York, NY (October 27, 2008)

James Moody Day – Resolution from The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders – City of Newark, NJ (July 25, 2008)

James Moody Day – Proclamation by Mayor Corey A. Booker (July 25, 2008)

James Moody Day – Resolution from the Newark Municipal Council (July 25, 2008)

The Kennedy Center Living Jazz Legend Award – John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts, Washington, D.C. (March 3, 2007)

President’s Medal Award – The Juilliard School, Dr. Joseph Polisi, President, New York, New York (February 27, 2007)

President’s Merit Award – The Recording Academy, Neil Portnow, President, Los Angeles, California (February 6, 2007)

Lifetime Achievement Award – International Academy of Jazz, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, (November 5, 2005)

James Moody Day – Proclamation made from the Office of Mayor Dick Murphy, City of San Diego, California, (April 30, 2005)

 

Congressional Record Salute to James Moody – Proceedings And Debates Of The 108th Congress, Washington, D.C. (September 8, 2004)

National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame – “Moody’s Mood For Love” Prestige, 1952,  (February 2001)

James Moody Day – Proclamation made from the Office of Mayor Floyd Adams, City of Savannah, Georgia, (September 15, 2000)

Honorary Doctorate of Music – Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts (July 22, 2000)

James Moody Day – Proclamation made from the Office of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, City of New York, New York (April 3, 2000)

James Moody Day – Proclamation made from the office of Mayor Sharpe James, City of Newark, New Jersey (March 31, 2000)

Lifetime Achievement Award – State of California Senate, Certificate of Recognition,  Los Angeles, California (October 25, 1998)

Lifetime Achievement Award – Los Angeles Jazz Society, Los Angeles, California (October 25, 1998)

Lifetime Achievement Award – City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California (June 16, 1998)

NEA Jazz Master Award – 1998
Recipient from the National Endowment For The Arts
Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters – Florida Memorial College, Miami, Fl. (December 6, 1997)

Lifetime Achievement Award – Drew University, Los Angeles, CA (1996)

International Jazz Hall of Fame (June 14, 1996)

New Jersey Hall of Fame (June 17, 1996)

Jamaica Hall of Fame (June 15, 1996)

James Moody Day – Proclamation made from the Office of the Mayor, Mr. Floyd Adams, City of Savannah, Georgia (July 24, 1996)

James Moody Day – Proclamation made from the Office of the Mayor, Mr. Sharpe James, City of Newark, New Jersey (October 30, 1993)

“All That Jazz Riff Award” 1993

Recipient of the first annual Newark Jazz Festival Award (1993)

Grammy Nominee: Best Jazz Vocal Duo or Group with Dizzy Gillespie for the selection Get the Booty on James Moody’s Sweet and Lovely CD (1990)

Grammy Nominee: Best Jazz Instrumental Performance on Manhattan Transfer’s Vocalese album (1985)

Down Beat magazine: December, 1969

 

Recommended recordings for Christmas: James Moody’s Don’t Look Away Now (Prestige 7625)

Down Beat magazine Critics’ Poll: Best Flutist (1967-1974)

Down Beat magazine Critics’ Poll: In the top three positions (1975-present)

Jazz Times magazine Readers’ Poll: Best Flutist (1992)

Jazz Times magazine Readers’ Poll: Second place – flute (1993-present)