NEWS: Nominees Announced for 7th Scottish Jazz Awards (voting closes 21 May, ceremony 9 June)

Nominated in Best Album Category: Jim Mullen
Photo credit: Melody McLaren


Sebastian writes:

Glasgow Jazz Festival has just announced the nominations for the 7th Scottish Jazz Awards and opened up the public vote (list of nominations and voting link below). The Awards Ceremony will be at Drygate on Sunday, 9 June.

Quoting the press release:

Jill Rodger, Director of Glasgow Jazz Festival and host of the Scottish Jazz Awards, said: “The Scottish Jazz Awards are an important opportunity to appreciate and reward some of the exceptional jazz musicians we have in Scotland. It’s an honour for us at the Glasgow Jazz Festival to host these awards and bring musicians and industry experts from across Scotland together for this annual event. Voting is open now and we have a fantastic selection of nominated performers to choose from.”

Clare Hewitt, Music Officer, Creative Scotland, said: “Awards ceremonies are always competitive at heart, but this shortlist highlights how interconnected and cohesive Scotland’s jazz scene truly is. This year’s event will celebrate the energy and diversity of ideas radiating from emerging talent and leading lights alike – something of which the public and the sector can be extremely proud.”

LIST OF NOMINEES

Rising Star Award sponsored by The Blue Arrow

• Anoushka Nanguy
• Graham Costello
• Joe Williamson
• Marianne McGregor
• Matt Carmichael


Best Band Award sponsored by Musicians’ Union

• AKU
• Fergus McCreadie Trio
• Graham Costello’s Strata
• Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
• Tenement Jazz Band


Best Vocalist Award sponsored by Whighams Jazz Club

• Ali Affleck
• Carol Kidd
• Georgia Cecile
• Luca Manning
• Rachel Lightbody


Best Instrumentalist Award sponsored by ESP Music Rentals

• Brian Kellock
• Graeme Stephen
• Joe Williamson
• Liam Shortall
• Martin Kershaw


Best Album Award sponsored by Birnam CD

• Fergus McCreadie Trio – Turas
• Graham Costello’s Strata – Obelisk
• Jim Mullen – Volunteers
• Kevin Mackenzie – The Ballad of Future Joe
• Tom Bancroft – In Common


OTHER AWARDS (TO BE ANNOUNCED AT CEREMONY)

Services To Scottish Jazz Award sponsored by Ticketmaster
Lifetime Achievement Award in association with Help Musicians Scotland

Sebastian was asked to nominate, and collated nominations from LJN's writers based in Scotland

LINKS: VOTING IS OPEN (FOLLOW LINK)
Voting closes at 5pm on Tuesday 21 May.    

TICKETS FOR AWARDS CEREMONY

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