The nominees are announced for the 2022 Jazz FM Awards. The ceremony at which the winners will be announced is at Shoreditch Town Hall on 20 October 2022. The winners of the Gold Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Impact award will be announced later, in the run-up to the ceremony.
There are public votes in two categories (Public voting is open now at www.jazzfmawards.com and via Alexa and will close on Monday 26th September at 6pm):
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PUBLIC VOTE – UK JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR
Blue Lab Beats
PUBLIC VOTE – ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Cleo Sol – Mother
Blue Lab Beats – Motherland
Emma-Jean Thackray – Yellow
Fergus McCreadie – Forest Floor
Kurt Elling – SuperBlue
Robert Glasper – Black Radio III
BREAKTHROUGH ACT OF THE YEAR
INTERNATIONAL JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR
SOUL ACT OF THE YEAR sponsored by Boisdale of Canary Wharf
BLUES ACT OF THE YEAR sponsored by Imagine Cruising
Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram
Joanne Taylor Shaw
Mavis Staples and Levon Helm
VOCALIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by Hampstead Jazz Club and Lateralize Records
INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
THE DIGITAL AWARD
Summer of Soul
We Out Here
INNOVATION AWARD sponsored by Mishcon de Reya
Blue Lab Beats
Jazz Is Dead
NOTE: The Jazz FM Awards 2022 is made possible with the support of PPL and PRS for Music, Mishcon De Reya, Imagine Cruising, Boisdale of Canary Wharf, Hampstead Jazz Club, Lateralize, Savile Row Gin, Shoreditch Town Hall and Lotus.