wed 13/12/2017

2013 Jazz FM Music Awards: the nominees | reviews, news & interviews

2013 Jazz FM Music Awards: the nominees

2013 Jazz FM Music Awards: the nominees

Sonny Rollins, Ronnie Scott's and Roller Trio up for inaugural Jazz FM Awards

The awards will honour piano legends Ramsey Lewis and Ahmad Jamal

Jazz FM’s Ian Shaw will host the inaugural Jazz FM Music Awards on Thursday 31 January. Sponsored by audio pioneers Klipsch, piano legends Ramsey Lewis and Ahmad Jamal will both be honoured during the evening. Lewis will receive the Gold Award for Outstanding Contribution to Jazz, while Jamal will collect the Lifetime Achievement award. Both artists are due to perform on the night, with Jamal's closing set featuring a "surprise collaboration".

The London Youth Gospel Choir will kick off the evening, and singer Cerys Matthews will join the Jazz FM Awards House Band for a number. The winner of last year's Jazzwise Album of the Year, Courtney Pine, will be presenting one of the awards.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

UK Jazz Artist of the Year
Neil Cowley Trio
Jamie Cullum
Troyka

International Jazz Artist
Kurt Elling
Brad Mehldau
Sonny Rollins

Cutting Edge Award for Jazz Innovation
Django Bates
Robert Glasper
Troyka

Album of the Year
Robert Glasper: Black Radio
Keith Jarrett: Sleeper
Pat Metheny: Unity Band
Gregory Porter: Be Good
John Surman: Saltash Bells
Ryan Truesdell: Centennial (Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans)

Jazz Media
AllAboutJazz.com
Do The Math (website of Ethan Iverson of The Bad Plus)
Jazzwise magazine

Best UK Newcomer
Beats & Pieces Big Band
Josh Arcoleo
Roller Trio

UK Vocalist of the year
Carleen Anderson
Liane Carroll
Ian Shaw

UK Instrumentalist of the Year
Nathaniel Facey (saxophonist with Empirical)
Ivo Neame (pianist with Phronesis)
Phil Robson

Live UK Shows of the Year
Phronesis
Gregory Porter
PB Underground

Best UK Jazz Venue
Band on the Wall
Café Oto
Ronnie Scott’s

Add comment

Subscribe to theartsdesk.com

Thank you for continuing to read our work on theartsdesk.com. For unlimited access to every article in its entirety, including our archive of more than 10,000 pieces, we're asking for £3.95 per month or £30 per year. We feel it's a very good deal, and hope you do too.

To take an annual subscription now simply click here.

And if you're looking for that extra gift for a friend or family member, why not treat them to a theartsdesk.com gift subscription?

newsletter

Get a weekly digest of our critical highlights in your inbox each Thursday!

Simply enter your email address in the box below

View previous newsletters