Finalists for Scottish Jazz Awards 19th July

FINAL NOMINEES FOR THE SCOTTISH JAZZ AWARDS 2012


I hadn't spotted it when it was announced. Here's the announcement from Cathie Rae of the Scottish Jazz Federation of the finalists for this year's Scottish Jazz Awards. The awards ceremony is 19th July at the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh, and will be hosted by Ian Shaw . Here are the categories and finalists:

Album of the year

THE HOWNESS - Martin Kershaw (EJF Records)
KARMA - Tommy Smith (Spartacus Records)
ON THE WALK - Breach

Vocalist of the Year

Alison Burns
Fionna Duncan
Carol Kidd

Instrumentalist of the year

Brian Kellock
Ryan Quigley
Julian Arguelles

Jazz in the Media
Rob Adams
BBC Radio Scotland's Jazz House
Jazz Waves with Alan Steadman

International Award

Randy Brecker
Kurt Elling
Peter Erskine

Innovation Award

Phil Bancroft - Home Small as the World
Edinburgh Jazz Festival Orchestra
Graeme Stephen - Sunrise a Song of 2 Humans

Jazz Ensemble of the year

Brass Jaw
NeWt
SNJO

Education Award

NYJOS
Tommy Smith
Paul Towndrow

Services to Jazz Award

George Duncan
Bill Kyle
Tommy Smith

Emerging Artist / Rising Star

Euan Burton
Ru Pattison
Joe Wright

Live Jazz

SNJO
Martin Taylor
Jazz @ Hospitalfield

There will also be an award for Lifetime Recognition, to be announced on the night. The Scottish Jazz Federation acknowledges the support of Creative Scotland.

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