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Jazz FM Awards 2021 and the nominees are...

Jazz FM Awards 2021 nominees
Jazz FM Awards 2021 nominees Celeste: Jazz FM Awards 2021 @Bluesandsoul.com Jon Batiste: Jazz FM Awards 2021 @bluesandsoul.com Ego Ellla May: Jazz FM Awards 2021 @bluesandsoul.com

After an online COVID-19 pandemic affected awards last year, the Jazz FM Awards are back! This year moving from the Shoreditch Town Hall to sparkling West London venue, Under The Bridge. The whole show will be available to live stream via Jazz FM so all you have to do is remember the date, October 28, for what surely will be one of the award events of the year!

The usual wide array of household names, stellar acts and hot new artists are amongst those nominated for this year’s Jazz FM Awards, including Nubya Garcia, Celeste, SAULT, Jon Batiste, Floating Points, Emma-Jean Thackray and Gary Bartz to name a few! The full list of nominees and awards are below...

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 sponsored by Mishcon de Reya
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 sponsored by Travelzoo
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

GIFTED AWARD CATEGORIES...

GOLD AWARD
TBC

IMPACT AWARD
TBC

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
TBC

B&S will update all awards info as soon as it is available!
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