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Jazz FM Awards nominations

Last night we gathered a the Soho Piano Bar to hear the nominations for the 2017 Jazz FM Awards with several BASCA members including Carleen Anderson, Norma Winstone and The Rolling Stones being nominated.

The event takes place on April 25th and organisers have confirmed that pioneering R&B and jazz vocalist Georgie Fame will receive the PPL Lifetime Achievement Award, and will perform a one-off, exclusive show with a quartet led by BASCA member Guy Barker.
Here’s the full list of 2017 Nominees:

BREAKTHROUGH ACT OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Yamaha
– Ashley Henry
– Nubya Garcia
– Yussef Kamaal

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Oris Watches
– Brad Mehldau
– Donny McCaslin
– Robert Glasper

VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by PRS for Music
– Carleen Anderson
– Norma Winstone
– Polly Gibbons

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Rathbones
– Nikki Yeoh
– Gwilym Simcock
– Tim Garland

BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by The Piano Bar Soho
– Bonnie Raitt
– Eric Bibb
– The Rolling Stones

SOUL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by RCS
– Jordan Rakei
– Laura Mvula
– William Bell

JAZZ INNOVATION OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Mishcon de Reya
– Darcy James Argue
– Jaimeo Brown
– Moon Hooch

DIGITAL INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Pollitt & Partners
– Dave Douglas – Greenleaf Music
– Gilles Peterson – Worldwide FM
– Jaimeo Brown – Transcendence: Work Songs

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (PUBLIC VOTE THROUGH MARCH)
Sponsored by Arqiva
– Anderson .Paak – Malibu
– Donny McCaslin – Beyond Now
– Gregory Porter – Take Me To The Alley
– Kurt Elling – The Beautiful Day
– Madeleine Peyroux – Secular Hymns
– The Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome

UK JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR (PUBLIC VOTE THROUGH MARCH)
Sponsored by Grange Hotels
– Dinosaur
– Shabaka Hutchings
– Soweto Kinch

LIVE EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR (PUBLIC VOTE THROUGH MARCH)

– Ashley Henry Trio at Jazz Re:Fest, Royal Festival Hall
– Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles at Glee Club Birmingham
– Julian Arguelles with Frankfurt Radio Big Band, Django Bates & Steve Argüelles at Cheltenham Jazz Festival
– Orphy Robinson All Stars – The Bobby Hutcherson Songbook at St James The Great, London
– Roberto Fonseca Trio at Gateshead International Jazz Festival, Sage Gateshead
– Wayne Shorter Quartet at EFG London Jazz Festival, Barbican

PPL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
– Recipient: Georgie Fame

IMPACT AWARD
– Recipient: Damien Chazelle

To nominate your favourite jazz personality go to the Jazz FM Awards website and vote now!

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