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JAZZ FM AWARDS 2017… THE NOMINATIONS

Jazz FM awards 2017 nominations @bluesandsoul.com
Jazz FM awards 2017 nominations @bluesandsoul.com

It's that time of year again, as Jazz FM announce their award nominations for this year...

The ceremony will take place on 25th April at prestigious London venue, Under The Bridge, and fittingly coincide with the 100th anniversary of Ella Fitzgerald’s birth.

There are plenty of Jazz milestones to trip over this year, with not only Fitzgerald's centenary but also, it's 100 years since the very first jazz recording was made. Also joining the 100 club this year are Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk, so I'm sure these anniversaries will also be represented on the night also.

There will be 13 awards this year, given to jazz, soul and blues artists ~ why the latter, who knows!? Lol. There is public voting for 3 categories - can't be any worse than the public voting for the Brits - closing on March 31st. Public categories are listed below, please feel free to cast your vote here jazzfmawards.com

And the nominees are...

BREAKTHROUGH ACT OF THE YEAR
Ashley Henry
Nubya Garcia
Yussef Kamaal

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Brad Mehldau
Donny McCaslin
Robert Glasper

VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Carleen Anderson
Norma Winstone
Polly Gibbons

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
Nikki Yeoh
Gwilym Simcock
Tim Garland

BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bonnie Raitt
Eric Bibb
The Rolling Stones

SOUL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Jordan Rakei
Laura Mvula
William Bell

JAZZ INNOVATION OF THE YEAR
Darcy James Argue
Jaimeo Brown
Moon Hooch

DIGITAL INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
Dave Douglas - Greenleaf Music
Gilles Peterson - Worldwide FM
Jaimeo Brown - Transcendence: Work Songs

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (PUBLIC VOTE)
Anderson .Paak - Malibu
Donny McCaslin - Beyond Now
Gregory Porter - Take Me To The Alley
Kurt Elling - The Beautiful Day
Madeleine Peyroux - Secular Hymns
The Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome

UK JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR (PUBLIC VOTE)
Sponsored by Grange Hotels
Dinosaur
Shabaka Hutchings
Soweto Kinch

LIVE EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR (PUBLIC VOTE)
Ashley Henry Trio at Jazz Re:Fest, Royal Festival Hall
Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles at Glee Club Birmingham
Roberto Fonseca Trio at Gateshead International Jazz Festival, Sage Gateshead
Julian Arguelles with Frankfurt Radio Big Band, Django Bates & Steve Argüelles at Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Orphy Robinson All Stars – The Bobby Hutcherson Songbook at St James The Great, London
Wayne Shorter Quartet at EFG London Jazz Festival, Barbican

IMPACT AWARD
Recipient: Damien Chazelle

PPL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Recipient: Georgie Fame
Words Emrys Baird

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