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Jazz FM Awards 2021 at Under the Bridge on October 28th 2021

The nominees for the Jazz FM Awards 2021 have been announced, recognising a diverse array of artists from the UK and abroad who have made a significant impact on the genre. This year’s ceremony will take place at Under The Bridge in West London on October 28th 2021 and will be available to livestream via Jazz FM. The Awards will celebrate music created and released between 1st January 2020 to the end of May 2021 to reflect the jazz community’s creativity and innovation during the pandemic.

Nominees this year include star saxophonist Nubya Garcia, chart-topping singer Celeste, London soul collective SAULT, US pianist and singer Jon Batiste, fast-rising trumpeter Emma-Jean Thackray, producer and DJ Floating Points with the London Symphony Orchestra and Pharoah Sanders, neo-soul singer-songwriter Ego Ella May, revered British-Italian singer Georgia Mancio, and the legendary alto saxophonist Gary Bartz. The recipients of the special award categories, Lifetime Achievement Award, Gold Award and Impact Award will be announced in due course.

Since launching in 2013, the Jazz FM Awards has become one of the most anticipated events in the international jazz calendar honouring some of the true greats of the genre including the likes of Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Gregory Porter, Norah Jones, Dame Cleo Laine, George Benson, Pat Metheny, Georgie Fame and Ahmad Jamal.

JAZZ FM AWARDS 2021: NOMINEES

BLUES ACT OF THE YEAR

Eric Bibb
Marcus Bonfanti
Ruthie Foster

BREAKTHROUGH ACT OF THE YEAR

Jas Kayser
Nathaniel Cross
Secret Night Gang

THE DIGITAL AWARD

Bandcamp Fridays
jazz re:freshed
Kansas Smitty’s

THE INNOVATION AWARD

Blue Note Re:imagined
EFG London Jazz Festival
SAULT

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR

Amanda Whiting
Daniel Casimir
Ed ‘Tenderlonious’ Cawthorne

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR

Christian McBride
Gary Bartz
Maria Schneider

SOUL ACT OF THE YEAR

Ego Ella May
Jon Batiste
Omar

VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Celeste
Ego Ella May
Georgia Mancio

PUBLIC VOTE CATEGORIES

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Fergus McCreadie: Cairn
Floating Points, London Symphony Orchestra, and Pharoah Sanders: Promises
Jon Batiste: WE ARE
Matthew Halsall: Salute To The Sun
Nubya Garcia: SOURCE
SAULT: UNTITLED (Black Is)

UK JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR

Archipelago
Emma-Jean Thackray
Fergus McCreadie

Public voting is open now at http://www.jazzfmawards.com and will close on Friday September 24th.
The Jazz FM Awards 2021 is made possible with the support of PPL and PRS for Music, Mishcon De Reya, Travelzoo and Yamaha.

For more information and tickets, visit the Jazz FM website here

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