The nominations for the Jazz FM Awards 2020, produced by Serious, have actually been announced today, identifying the best emerging brand-new artists, modern icons and developed stars from throughout the worlds of jazz, soul and blues. More than ever, this year’s shortlist shows the category’s impolite health and the melting pot of noises and affects that make up its abundant multicultural history.
Represented this year are the likes of famous United States saxophonist Charles Lloyd, renowned soul vocalist and Earth Wind & Fire establishing member Philip Bailey, powerhouse jazz singer Jazzmeia Horn, genre-bending super star Anderson.Paak and blues singer-songwriter Keb’ Mo’.
Four-time Grammy-winning Jacob Collier, Brit Award Increasing Star winner Celeste, Mercury-nominated SEED Ensemble and Moses Boyd, Joe Armon-Jones, Yazz Ahmed, Binker Golding, Xhosa Cole and Ashley Henry are among the British artists chosen, showcasing the remarkable musical variety and skill rupturing from the UK scene today.
The night will include a selection of first-rate efficiencies and a host of unique visitors, to be exposed reallysoon
When once again, the PPL Life Time Achievement Award, Gold Award and Effect Award receivers will be announced ahead of the event. Music greats such as George Benson, Dame Cleo Laine, Quincy Jones, Gregory Porter, Don Was & Blue Keep In Mind Records and the late Hugh Masekela have actually gotten these unique awards in previous years.
A brand-new classification Location of The Year introduces this year with Church of Noise, Love Supreme Celebration and Manchester’s Band On The Wall among those in contention, which in addition to Album Of The Year and the PRS For Music UK Jazz Act Of The Year will be chosen by publicvote
Andrea C. Martin, CEO, PRS for Music, stated: “I am delighted that we are once again supporting the Jazz FM Awards, celebrating the brightest stars in the jazz, soul and blues community. The UK Jazz Act of the Year award is always hotly contested and we’re looking forward to seeing who the public vote as the winner. Congratulations to everyone nominated across all the awards, your creativity, innovation and vision continues to inspire us.”
Public ballot is open now at www.jazzfmawards.com and will close on Wednesday 15 th April at 23: 59.
The Jazz FM Awards is made possible with assistance from PRS for Music, PPL, Mishcon de Reya, Hampstead Jazz Club, Saint Lucia Health Celebration, Cambridge Audio, Arqiva, Oanda, British Airways, Shoreditch City Center, Yamaha UK, Blue Orchid Hotels and Saville Row Gin.
Full list of 2020 nominations:
DEVELOPMENT ACT OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Cambridge Audio
THE DIGITAL AWARD
Sponsored by Oanda
Jazz re: freshed
THE DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Sponsored by Mishcon de Reya
Jazz re: freshed
INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Hampstead Jazz Club
INTERNATIONAL JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Saint Lucia Health Celebration
SOUL ACT OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by British Airways
BLUES ACT OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Blue Orchid Hotels
Gary Clark Jr.
SINGER OF THE YEAR
PRS For Music UK JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Arqiva
Ashley Henry– Stunning Vinyl Hunter
Binker Golding– Abstractions of Reality Unbelievable and past Plumes
Branford Marsalis Quartet– The Secret In Between the Shadow and the Soul
Jazzmeia Horn– Love and Freedom
SEED Ensemble– Wander Glass
Yazz Ahmed– Polyhymnia
PLACE OF THE YEAR
Band on the Wall, Manchester
Church of Noise
Love Supreme Celebration
Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club
The Decision, Brighton
PPL Life Time Achievement Award