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Jazz FM Awards 2021. Nominees Announced


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

Eric Bibb

Marcus Bonfanti

Ruthie Foster

BREAKTHROUGH ACT OF THE YEAR

Jas Kayser

Nathaniel Cross

Secret Night Gang

THE DIGITAL AWARD

Bandcamp Fridays

jazz re:freshed

Kansas Smitty’s

THE INNOVATION AWARD sponsored by Mishcon de Reya

Blue Note Re:imagined

EFG London Jazz Festival

SAULT

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR

Amanda Whiting

Daniel Casimir

Ed ‘Tenderlonious’ Cawthorne

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR sponsored by Travelzoo

Christian McBride

Gary Bartz

Maria Schneider

SOUL ACT OF THE YEAR

Ego Ella May

Jon Batiste

Omar

VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Celeste

Ego Ella May

Georgia Mancio

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

Archipelago

Emma-Jean Thackray

Fergus McCreadie

GIFTED AWARD CATEGORIES (ALL TBC)

GOLD AWARD

IMPACT AWARD

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

LINK: Voting in the two public vote categories

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