NEWS: Nominees for 2017 JazzFM Awards Announced

Winner of the PPL Lifetime Achievement Award Georgie Fame
Photo credit: Jacco Barth/ Creative Commons
The nominations for the 2017 Jazz FM Awards were announced this evening. The ceremony will take place on 25th April, the 100th anniversary of Ella Fitzgerald’s birth, at Under the Bridge in Chelsea

2017 Nominees Complete List

BREAKTHROUGH ACT OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Yamaha
– Ashley Henry
– Nubya Garcia
– Yussef Kamaal

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Oris Watches
– Brad Mehldau
– Donny McCaslin
– Robert Glasper

VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Sponsored by PRS for Music
– Carleen Anderson
– Norma Winstone
– Polly Gibbons

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Rathbones
– Nikki Yeoh
– Gwilym Simcock
– Tim Garland

BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR Sponsored by The Piano Bar Soho
– Bonnie Raitt
– Eric Bibb
– The Rolling Stones

SOUL ARTIST OF THE YEAR Sponsored by RCS
– Jordan Rakei
– Laura Mvula
– William Bell

JAZZ INNOVATION OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Mishcon de Reya
– Darcy James Argue
– Jaimeo Brown
– Moon Hooch

DIGITAL INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Pollitt & Partners
– Dave Douglas – Greenleaf Music
– Gilles Peterson – Worldwide FM
– Jaimeo Brown – Transcendence: Work Songs


ALBUM OF THE YEAR (PUBLIC VOTE THROUGH MARCH) Sponsored by Arqiva
– 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 THROUGH MARCH) Sponsored by Grange Hotels
– Dinosaur
– Shabaka Hutchings
– Soweto Kinch

LIVE EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR (PUBLIC VOTE THROUGH MARCH)
– Ashley Henry Trio at Jazz Re:Fest, Royal Festival Hall
– Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles at Glee Club Birmingham
– 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
– Roberto Fonseca Trio at Gateshead International Jazz Festival, Sage Gateshead
– Wayne Shorter Quartet at EFG London Jazz Festival, Barbican

PPL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
– Recipient: Georgie Fame

IMPACT AWARD (for bringing jazz to wider audiences)
– Recipient: Damien Chazelle

The Jazz FM Awards 2017 is a partnership between Jazz FM and Serious and is made possible with the support of Mishcon De Reya, PRS For Music, Rathbones, Pollitt & Partners, Oris Watches, Grange Hotels, RCS, Denbies Wine Estate, Arqiva, Fever Tree, Yamaha, The Piano Bar Soho and PPL

LINKS : JazzFM Awards website
2016 Awards Results
2015 Awards Results
2013 Awards Results

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