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:
The Digital Award with Oanda
Blue Lab Beats
Moses Boyd – 1Xtra Residency
The Innovation Award with Mishcon de Reya
Orphy Robinson – Freedom Sessions at Vortex
Instrumentalist of the Year
International Jazz Act of the Year with Lateralize
Soul Act of the Year
Blues Act of the Year
Vocalist of the Year
UK Jazz Act of the Year (public vote) with Cambridge Audio
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.