June 14, 2005 - 2005 Jazz Journalists Association award for "Percussionist of the Year"

December 26, 2004 - Chicago Tribune 2004 "Chicagoan of the Year"

2004 Jazz Journalists Association nominee for "Percussionist of the Year"

2003 Jazz Journalists Association award for "Percussionist of the Year"

June 19, 2002 - 2002 Jazz Journalists Association award for "Percussionist of the Year"