Jazz FM Awards nominees announced

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    British radio station Jazz FM has announced the nominations for its 2019 awards, the winners of which will be announced at Shoreditch Town Hall, London on 30 April, to coincide with International Jazz Day.

    The organisers say the awards recognise the “best emerging new artists, contemporary icons and established stars from across the worlds of jazz, soul and blues”. Performances from a “host of celebrated artists” are promised for the awards night, which will be hosted by DJs Chris Philips and Jez Nelson.

    Public voting (where applicable, see below) is open now at jazzfmawards.com and will close on Monday, 12 March 2019.

    The nominees are:

    Breakthrough Act
    Cassie Kinoshi
    Emma-Jean Thackray
    Sarah Tandy

    The Digital Award with Oanda
    Blue Lab Beats
    Louis Cole
    Moses Boyd – 1Xtra Residency

    The Innovation Award with Mishcon de Reya
    Orphy Robinson – Freedom Sessions at Vortex
    Steam Down
    Tomorrow’s Warriors

    Instrumentalist of the Year
    Camilla George
    Jean Toussaint
    Rob Luft

    International Jazz Act of the Year with Lateralize
    Jamie Branch
    Makaya McCraven
    Wayne Shorter

    Soul Act of the Year
    José James
    Leon Bridges
    Poppy Ajudha

    Blues Act of the Year
    Eric Bibb
    Errol Linton
    Roosevelt Collier

    Vocalist of the Year
    Cherise Adams-Burnett
    Ian Shaw
    Judi Jackson

    UK Jazz Act of the Year (public vote) with Cambridge Audio
    Jason Yarde
    Joe Armon-Jones
    Nubya Garcia

    Album of the Year (public vote) with Arqiva
    Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams – Vanished Gardens
    Jean Toussaint Allstar 6Tet – Brother Raymond
    John Coltrane – Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album
    Sons of Kemet – Your Queen Is a Reptile
    Various Artists – We Out Here
    Wayne Shorter – Emanon

    Live Experience of the Year (public vote)
    Jason Moran: The Harlem Hellfighters – Tour
    Jazz Re:Fest 2018: Brighton Edition
    Makaya McCraven and Nubya Garcia – EFG London Jazz Festival
    Orphy Robinson presents Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks – Tour
    Steam Down featuring Kamasi Washington
    The Cookers – Church of Sound

    Other award categories – Impact Award, PRS Gold Award and Lifetime Achievement Award – are to be announced.

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