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Nominees for JazzFM Awards 2020 announced

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.

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BREAKTHROUGH ACT OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Cambridge Audio
Rosie Turton
Xhosa Cole
Yelfris Valdés

THE DIGITAL AWARD Sponsored by Oanda
Chiminyo
Jacob Collier
Jazz re:freshed

THE INNOVATION AWARD Sponsored by Mishcon de Reya
Jazz re:freshed
Moses Boyd
Sarathy Korwar

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR  Sponsored by Hampstead Jazz Club
Binker Golding
Mark Kavuma
Shirley Tetteh

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Saint Lucia Wellness Festival
Branford Marsalis
Charles Lloyd
Kris Davis

SOUL ACT OF THE YEAR Sponsored by British Airways
Anderson .Paak
Celeste
Philip Bailey

BLUES ACT OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Blue Orchid Hotels
Keb’ Mo’
Gary Clark Jr.
Jon Cleary

VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Alice Zawadzki
Georgia Cécile
Judi Jackson

PRS For Music UK JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR – PUBLIC VOTE
Joe Armon-Jones
SEED Ensemble
Yazz Ahmed

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
Vortex, Dalston

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.

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2 replies »

  1. Anyone who complains about the British Jazz Awards nominating the same musicians from the same scene year after year should add the Jazz FM Awards to the same discussion – essentially the jazz refreshed/Gilles Peterson crew. It’s literally the same people and scene every year. There are so many more musicians who make up the UK scene creating incredible music, they really doing a disservice to the wealth of talent in the UK. Not to mention predictable and dare I say boring.

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