BBC Reveal Jazz Award Nominations
The BBC Jazz Awards nominations were announced yesterday at London jazz club Ronnie Scott's -- and the event was spiced up with performances from top-selling stars Jamie Cullum and Gwyneth Herbert.
The awards themselves will be presented at London's Mermaid Theatre, on July 2.
BBC Radios 2 and 3 are celebrating the burgeoning jazz scene in this, their eagerly anticipated 5th annual award ceremony.
Last year's awards boasted a stunning duet between winner of Best Band and Best Instrumentalist Soweto Kinch and the jazz icon Wynton Marsalis who bagged the International Artist award.
The listeners of BBC Radio 2 will decide the nominations for the BBC Radio 3 Jazz On 3 Innovation Award, and BBC Radio 3 Jazz Line-Up Jazz Album of the Year, BBC Radio 2 Best of Jazz Award and the BBC Radio 2 Jazz Artist of the Year in a new combined online and phone poll.
Meanwhile, here are the rest of the nominees...
Radio 2 Jazz Artist of the Year:
The Best of Jazz Award:
An artist or group playing in an accessible style who continue to find inspiration in familiar harmonies, melodies and styles as found, for example in, mainstream, swing, bop and traditional jazz amongst others, and who have kept the music at the forefront of public attention.
Jazz on 3 Award for Innovation or Achievement in New Music:
To decide the other awards, nomination forms for this year's event were sent to 100 of the most influential members of the UK music industry.
The award categories and nominations are:
UK Live Music Listings - Jazz, Folk, Beats and Global Gigs
Charlie Gillett - 1942 - 2010
Vortex Jazz Club - New Membership Scheme Launches
70th Anniversary of Blue Note Records - The Blue Note 7
Between The Ears - BBC Radio 3, Mole Jazz (Sat. 06.12.08)
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