JazzFM and Serious are announcing a second edition of the JazzFM Awards to be held at Vinopolis by London Bridge on 10th June 2015. These awards will also mark the twenty-fifth birthday of the broadcaster. There will be eleven awards:
Instrumentalist of the Year
Album of the Year
Jazz Innovation of the Year
Live Experience of the Year
UK Jazz Act of the Year
International Jazz Artist of the Year
Blues Artist of the Year
Soul Artist of the Year
Vocalist of the Year
Lifetime Achievement – to be presented to Hugh Masekela
Hugh Masekela and Larry Willis will perform at the ceremony. Sponsors are Aberdeen Asset Management, Taylor’s Port, Mishcon De Reya and Arqiva.
Today’s is the first news release. Later releases will detail which are going to be public-voted categories and which will be decided by the judging panel, together with more about the nomination process in general.
LINK: January 2013 – inaugural JazzFM Awards Report