The Nominees for the 2021 JAZZ FM Awards are announced. As the Press Release states:
“The nominees for the Jazz FM Awards 2021 with PPL and PRS for Music have been announced, once again recognising a diverse array of artists from the UK and abroad who have made a significant impact on the genre. This year’s ceremony will take place at Under The Bridge in West London on October 28th 2021 and will be available to livestream via Jazz FM. The Awards will celebrate music created and released between 1st January 2020 to the end of May 2021 to reflect the jazz community’s enduring creativity and innovation during the pandemic.”
Two categories are open to a public vote which closes on 24 September 2021: UK Jazz Act of the Year and Album of the Year (Link Below)
The nominees are listed here.
BLUES ACT OF THE YEAR
BREAKTHROUGH ACT OF THE YEAR
Secret Night Gang
THE DIGITAL AWARD
THE INNOVATION AWARD sponsored by Mishcon de Reya
Blue Note Re:imagined
EFG London Jazz Festival
INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
Ed ‘Tenderlonious’ Cawthorne
INTERNATIONAL JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR sponsored by Travelzoo
SOUL ACT OF THE YEAR
Ego Ella May
VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Ego Ella May
PUBLIC VOTE CATEGORIES
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Fergus McCreadie: Cairn
Floating Points, London Symphony Orchestra, and Pharoah Sanders: Promises
Jon Batiste: WE ARE
Matthew Halsall: Salute To The Sun
Nubya Garcia: SOURCE
SAULT: UNTITLED (Black Is)
UK JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR
GIFTED AWARD CATEGORIES (ALL TBC)
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
LINK: Voting in the two public vote categories
Where are the REAL jazz & blues musicians (apart from Christian McBride and Pharoah Sanders)?
Don’t understand why and who voted for the artist Emma-Jean Thackeray.
Doesn’t stand in my book as jazz music, and to be honest quiet borring.