NEWS: Complete 2015 JazzFM Awards Nominations announced


The full list of nominations for the 2015 JazzFM Awards  to be held at Vinopolis (above) on 10th June are announced. Voting in the three public vote categories closes on May 10th  at 23:59.

Album of the Year (Public vote):

Ambrose Akinmusire (“The Imagined Savior is Far Easier to Paint”)
D'Angelo (“Black Messiah”)
Dianne Reeves (“Beautiful Life”)
Chris Potter Underground Orchestra (“Imaginary Cities”)
Polar Bear (“In Each and Every One”)
Troyka (“Ornithophobia”)

Live Experience of the Year (Public Vote):

Loose Tubes at Cheltenham Jazz Festival,
Blue Note 75th Birthday at EFG London Jazz Festival,
Jamie Cullum at Love Supreme Jazz Festival

UK Jazz Act of the Year (Public Vote):

GoGo Penguin,
Polar Bear,
Sons of Kemet

Breakthrough Act: 
Bill Laurance
Go Go Penguin
Peter Edwards


Alexander Hawkins
Laura Jurd
Shabaka Hutchings


Alice Zawadzki
Lauren Kinsella
Zara McFarlane

Jazz Innovation:

Henry Threadgill
Jason Moran
Theo Croker

International Jazz Artist:

Antonio Sanchez
Gregory Porter
Snarky Puppy

Blues Artist:

Dr John
Otis Taylor
Valerie June

Soul Artist: 

Jarrod Lawson
Lalah Hathaway

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Hugh Masekela

Jury:  Mike Bartlett (Chair), Chris Philips, Helen Mayhew, Amy Pearce, John Cumming, Kevin Le Gendre, Guy Barker MBE, and Jason Yarde.

The Jazz FM Awards 2015 is a partnership between Jazz FM and Serious and is made possible with the support of Yamaha, Aberdeen Asset Management, Taylor’s Port, Mishcon De Reya, Arqiva, CityJet, Audemus Gin and Vinopolis.


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