The nominations for the Jazz FM Awards 2020, produced by Serious, have been announced today. The JazzFM Awards website states that the winners will be announced on 27 May.
Public voting is open now in three categories at www.jazzfmawards.com and will close on Wednesday 15th April at 23:59.
BREAKTHROUGH ACT OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Cambridge Audio
THE DIGITAL AWARD Sponsored by Oanda
THE INNOVATION AWARD Sponsored by Mishcon de Reya
INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Hampstead Jazz Club
INTERNATIONAL JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Saint Lucia Wellness Festival
SOUL ACT OF THE YEAR Sponsored by British Airways
BLUES ACT OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Blue Orchid Hotels
Gary Clark Jr.
VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
PRS For Music UK JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR – PUBLIC VOTE
ALBUM OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Arqiva – – PUBLIC VOTE
Ashley Henry – Beautiful Vinyl Hunter
Binker Golding – Abstractions of Reality Past and Incredible Feathers
Branford Marsalis Quartet – The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul
Jazzmeia Horn – Love and Liberation
SEED Ensemble – Drift Glass
Yazz Ahmed – Polyhymnia
VENUE OF THE YEAR – PUBLIC VOTE
Band on the Wall, Manchester
Church of Sound
Love Supreme Festival
Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club
The Verdict, Brighton
There are also three special awards, the Impact Award, Gold Award and the PPL Lifetime Achievement Award – details still to be announced.
The Jazz FM Awards are produced by Serious and made possible with support from PRS for Music, PPL, Mishcon de Reya, Hampstead Jazz Club, Saint Lucia Wellness Festival, Cambridge Audio, Arqiva, Oanda, British Airways, Shoreditch Town Hall, Yamaha UK, Blue Orchid Hotels and Saville Row Gin.