The shortlistees for the Contemporary Jazz Composition Award at the British Composer Awards are:
Iris Nonet by Trish Clowes
Lifelines by John Surman
Songs to the North Sky by Tim Garland
Other people connected to British jazz up for awards are Richard Rodney Bennett who has been nominated posthumously for the Choral composition for Colloquy with God , and a member of Laura Cole's Metamorphic, Kerry Andrew who has been nominated for a Making Music Award for Screech.
The Awards bash is on Tuesday 3rd December at Goldsmiths Hall. Radio 3 will broadcast the results on Saturday 7 December on the show Hear and Now. Sponsor is PRS for Music, producer is BASCA, media partner BBC Radio 3. www.britishcomposerawards.com