Ivors Composer Awards Nominations 2020 Announced

The nominees in the Ivors Composer Awards (formerly British Composer Awards)  2020 have been announced. ‘Winners revealed in an exclusive live ceremony broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 1 December’. We list the jazz categories:  JAZZ COMPOSITION FOR LARGE ENSEMBLE – A TALL TALE by TOM HAINES* for jazz orchestra – CREPUSCULE by CHARLIE BATES* for jazz orchestra – PRESENT by JONNY MANSFIELD for jazz orchestra, choir and soloist, with libretto by Ella Hohnen-Ford – THE PINK SHAGPILE CARPET STORY AKA THE KING OF SPANK by SAM EASTMOND* for jazz orchestra – WHAT IS UNDERSTANDING by JELLY CLEAVER* for ensemble and vocals JAZZ COMPOSITION FOR SMALL ENSEMBLE – CALVADOS by ALEX HITCHCOCK* for saxophones, double bass, drums and synthesizers – ELEMENTAL UTTERANCES by MATT LONDON for alto flute, tenor saxophone, violin, double bass, drums and voice – NEW EARS SUITE by CALUM GOURLAY* for tenor saxophone, tenor trombone, double bass and drums – THE VISION THEY HAD by RENELL SHAW* for seven-piece band – WEIRD WEATHER by MARK LOCKHEART for saxophones, keyboards, bass violin and drums LINK: The full nominees listing across all categories

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