Downbeat Critics Poll 2011, Trumpeter of the Year

Congrats to Dave for being back on top of the Critics Poll as Trumpeter of the Year.

Kudos to the critics for naming Nicole Mitchell as both the Rising Star and Flutist of the Year.

A high-five to Luis Bonilla and Nasheet Waits (both members of Brass Ecstasy) for being cast as the Rising Star Trombonist and Drummer, respectively.

And a round of applause to all the other winners, list-makers, and critics. You can view the list of winners at the Downbeat website. The full list of finalists will appear in the upcoming issue.