The Scottish Jazz Awards, which celebrate Scotland’s vibrant jazz scene and honour its exceptional musical talent, has revealed the nominees for its 8th edition.
The public now have until 5pm on Monday, 5 October to vote for their favourite musicians across five coveted categories including Rising Star, Best Vocalist and Best Band.
A panel of industry specialists, including media, press and promoters from across the UK, have carefully selected the shortlist and it’s now up to the public to decide who scoops which Scottish Jazz award.
The winners will be crowned during a virtual ceremony on Sunday, 18 October which will include special guests and exclusive live performances.
Nominations for the 8th Scottish Jazz Awards are:
Rising Star Award sponsored by Musicians’ Union
• Anoushka Nanguy
• Harry Weir
• Liam Shortall
• Matt Carmichael
• Rebecca Vasmant
Best Vocalist Award sponsored by Whighams Jazz Club
• Ali Affleck
• Christine Bovill
• Emilie Boyd
• Luca Manning
• Rachel Lightbody
Best Band Award sponsored by Love Supreme Jazz Festival
• Colin Steele Quartet
• Corto Alto
• Fergus McCreadie Trio
• Graham Costello’s Strata
Best Instrumentalist Award sponsored by ESP Music Rentals
• Colin Steele
• Fergus McCreadie
• John Burgess
• Liam Shortall
• Martin Kershaw
• Paul Harrison
Best Album Award sponsored by Birnam CD
• Brian Kellock - Bidin' My Time
• Cafolla - Cowboys & Africans
• Calum Gourlay Quartet - New Ears
• Corto Alto - Live From 435 Vols 1, 2 & 3
• Luca Manning with Fergus McCreadie - When The Sun Comes Out
• Mezcla - Shoot The Moon
Two further award winners will be chosen by the panel including the Services To Scottish Jazz Award sponsored by Ticketmaster which celebrates those working behind the scenes in the industry.
The Lifetime Achievement Award in association with Help Musicians Scotland will also be presented on the night. Previous winners include Martin Taylor, Fionna Duncan, Carol Kidd, Bobby Wellins, Tam White and Ronnie Rae.
The Scottish Jazz Awards are produced as an independent event by the organisers of Glasgow Jazz Festival and supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.
To vote in the 8th Scottish Jazz Awards visit www.jazzfest.co.uk/awards. Voting closes at 5pm on Monday, 5 October.
The 2020 Scottish Jazz Awards will be streamed online at 6pm on Sunday, 18 October via the Glasgow Jazz Festival My Player channel.
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