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Jazz FM Awards announce 2018 nominees

Jazz FM 2018 Awards nominees @bluesandsoul.com
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After last year’s glittering event, the 2018 Jazz FM Awards looks to like it will also a night to remember - on April 30th the Shoreditch Town Hall will be playing host once more to the glitz and glamour that have become part and parcel of this star-studded awards ceremony.

Here is the full list of 2018 nominees...
 
BREAKTHROUGH ACT OF THE YEAR
Nubya Garcia
Ezra Collective
Rob Luft

INTERNATIONAL SOUL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Leroy Hutson
Jordan Rakei
Moonchild

UK JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR (PUBLIC VOTE) 
Kansas Smitty’s House Band
Dinosaur
Ezra Collective

DIGITAL INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club: Live Streaming
Esperanza Spalding: Exposure
Jacob Collier: I Harm U

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
Yazz Ahmed
Evan Parker
Theon Cross

INTERNATIONAL BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’
Lucky Peterson
Robert Cray

JAZZ INNOVATION OF THE YEAR
Shabaka Hutchings: Multiple projects
Carleen Anderson: Cage Street Memorial
Joe Armon-Jones and Maxwell Owin: Idiom

VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Alice Zawadzki
Liane Carroll
Zara McFarlane

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR 
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Thundercat

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (PUBLIC VOTE) 
Blue Note All-Stars – Our Point of View
Cécile McLorin Salvant – Dreams and Daggers
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah – Diaspora
Denys Baptiste – The Late Trane
Phronesis – The Behemoth
Thundercat – Drunk

LIVE EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR (PUBLIC VOTE)
An evening with Dave Holland – Ambleside Days Festival at Zephirellis Cinema

Makaya McCraven featuring Theon Cross Trio and Jaimie Branch Fly or Die Ensemble - CHICAGOXLONDON Day 1 at Total Refreshment Centre

Ronnie Scott’s presents Ezra Collective – EFG London Jazz Festival at Islington Assembly Hall

Jazz Re:Fest at Southbank Centre

A Concert for Alice and John - Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Denys Baptiste and Alina Bzhezhinska – EFG London Jazz Festival at The Barbican

Randolph Matthews – Jazz in the Round at Love Supreme Festival

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
TBA
 
IMPACT AWARD 
TBA

Music Gold Award 
TBA

If you would like to vote for your fave, just click our link PUBLIC VOTE

Can't wait until April 30th!

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