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Jazz FM Awards 2013 Nominees Announced

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And the Nominees are...
Jamie Cullum, Sonny Rollins and Roller Trio
up for the Inaugural Jazz FM Awards 2013


With three months to go until the first Jazz FM Awards Powered by Klipsch, the nominations have been announced today, revealing that 2013 see’s Jamie Cullum
Jamie Cullum
Jamie Cullum

vocalist
up for UK Jazz Artist of the Year and Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins
b.1930
saxophone
up for International Artist of the Year. Gregory Porter
Gregory Porter
Gregory Porter
b.1971
vocalist
and Robert Glasper
Robert Glasper
Robert Glasper
b.1978
piano
will go head to head in the Album of the Year Award.

The 34 nominations recognise and commend those who have made exceptional contributions to jazz this year. The awards see new talent and legends up for the coveted gongs and the public will have the opportunity to get involved too with a public vote for the UK Jazz Artist of the Year. The public voting will begin on 1st November 2012.

The nominations were chosen by a 13-strong panel of experts which included jazz journalists Clive Davis, Mike Hobart, Rob Adams, Stuart Nicholson and Seb Scotney; the live jazz promoters Steve Rubie (the 606 Club), Paul Pace (Ronnie Scott's) and Ross Dines (Pizza Express); and international commentators including John Kelman (All About Jazz), Howard Mandel (Jazz Journalist Association) and Peter Schulze (Jazzahead).

The winners will be named at the awards ceremony on January 31st at Number One Marylebone and will be selected by an expert panel of judges including: John Cumming, Director of Serious Productions, Tony Dudley-Evans, Artistic Director of Birmingham Jazz and of the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and Alex Webb, Songwriter, Musician and Journalist.

Judges have been selected based on their roles and contributions to the jazz industry, with the UK Jazz Artist of the Year Award up for public vote. Online voting opens on 1st November 2012, at jazzfmawards.com and voters have the opportunity to win a pair of Klipsch headphones.

The Jazz FM Awards Nominees are:

International Jazz Artist
Kurt Elling

Kurt Elling
Kurt Elling
b.1967
vocalist

Sonny Rollins
Brad Mehldau
Brad Mehldau
Brad Mehldau
b.1970
piano
 

Cutting Edge Award for Jazz Innovation
Django Bates

Django Bates
Django Bates
b.1960
piano

Robert Glasper
Troyka

Album Of The Year
Robert Glasper: Black Radio
Keith Jarrett

Keith Jarrett
Keith Jarrett
b.1945
piano
: Sleeper
Pat Metheny
Pat Metheny
Pat Metheny
b.1954
guitar
: Unity Band
Gregory Porter: Be Good
John Surman
John Surman
John Surman
b.1944
saxophone
: Saltash Bells
Ryan Truesdell
Ryan Truesdell
Ryan Truesdell

composer/conductor
: Centenial (Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans)  

Jazz Media
AllAboutJazz.com
Do The Math (website of Ethan Iverson

Ethan Iverson
Ethan Iverson
b.1973
piano
of The Bad Plus
The Bad Plus
The Bad Plus

band/orchestra
)  
Jazzwise (magazine)

Best UK Newcomer
Josh Arcoleo 
Roller Trio

Roller Trio
Roller Trio

band/orchestra

Troyka featuring Kit Downes
Kit Downes
Kit Downes
b.1986
piano
 

Public Vote - UK Jazz Artist of the Year - Voting opens on 1st November 2012
Neil Cowley

Neil Cowley
Neil Cowley
b.1972
piano
Trio
Jamie Cullum
Troyka  

UK Vocalist of the year
Carleen Anderson
Liane Carroll


Ian Shaw
Ian Shaw
Ian Shaw
b.1962
vocalist
 

UK Instrumentalist of the year
Nathaniel Facey

(saxophonist with Empirical) 
Ivo Neame (pianist with Phronesis) 
Phil Robson

Live UK shows of the year
Phronesis

Phronesis
Phronesis

band/orchestra

Gregory Porter
PB Underground  

Best UK Jazz Venue
Band on the Wall
Cafe Oto
Ronnie Scotts

The event is invitation only and with fewer than 270 guests, the event is an exclusive and intimate celebration, but will be broadcast live on Jazz FM with video highlights of the awards and performances available online.


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