selected articles

Down Beat Magazine — Infinite Set List.
 Monday, July 10, 2017

Believer Magazine — An Interview With Bill Frisell
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Westward Blogs - Denver, CO — Bill Frisell on studying with Dale Bruning
Monday, June 3, 2013

See many more selected clips here.
Find album reviews on the discography page for each record.

awards & honors

2016

*  Grammy award nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for When You Wish Upon A Star

*  Downbeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Guitarist of the Year

 

2015

*  Downbeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Guitarist of the Year

 

2014

*  Jazz Journalists Association 2014 Jazz Awards - Guitarist of the Year

*  Downbeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Guitarist of the Year

 

2013

*  Jazz Journalists Association 2013 Jazz Awards - Guitarist of the Year

*  Downbeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Guitarist of the Year

 

2012

*  Doris Duke Performing Artist Award

*  Jazz Journalists Association 2012 Jazz Awards - Guitarist of the Year

*  DownBeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Guitarist of the year

 

2011

*  Academie Charles Cross - "coup de Coeur" award - French equivalent of the US Grammy.

*  DownBeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Guitarist of the year

 

2010

*  Echo Jazz Awards (Germany) - Best International Guitar Player

*  DownBeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Guitarist of the year

 

2009

*  Grammy award nomination for "Best Instrumental Jazz Album" for History, Mystery

*  Jazz Journalists Association 2009 Jazz Awards - Guitarist of the Year

 

2008

*  Jazz Journalists Association 2008 Jazz Awards - Guitarist of the Year

 

2006

*  (May) American Music Center Award - Letter of Distinction
*  (December) Named a United States Artist Rasmuson Fellow

*  DownBeat Magazine's Critics Poll and Readers Poll: Guitarist of the year

 

2005

*  DownBeat Magazine's Readers Poll: Guitarist of the year

*  DownBeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Guitarist of the year

*  Grammy award winner for "Best Contemporary Jazz Album" for Unspeakable

*  The German Record Prize - Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik: Bestenliste
   Bill Frisell: Richter 858 (Songlines)

 

2004

*  Grammy award nomination for Best World Music for Intercontinentals

 

2001

* DownBeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Tie 1st with John Scofield; Guitarist of the year

 

1999

*  DownBeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Guitarist of the year

 

1998

*  DownBeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Jazz Album of the year, Guitarist of the year

 

1997

*  The German Record Prize - Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik: Jahrespreise
   Bill Frisell: Quartet (Nonesuch)

 

1996

*  DownBeat Critics Poll - Guitarist of the Year