Scottish Jazz Awards

Nominations for the Scottish Jazz Awards have been announced. Voting opens today. A new industry award has been introduced for 2019, the Services to Scottish Jazz Award sponsored by Ticketmaster which will celebrate those working behind the scenes. A Lifetime Achievement Award in association with Help Musicians Scotland will also be presented at the awards ceremony with both winners chosen by the panel. All the winners will be announced at a ceremony at Glasgow’s Drygate on Sunday 9 June.

Rising Star Award sponsored by The Blue Arrow

  • Anoushka Nanguy

  • Graham Costello

  • Joe Williamson

  • Marianne McGregor

  • Matt Carmichael

 

Best Band Award sponsored by Musicians’ Union

  • AKU

  • Fergus McCreadie Trio

  • Graham Costello’s Strata

  • Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

  • Tenement Jazz Band

 

Best Vocalist Award sponsored by Whighams Jazz Club  

  • Ali Affleck

  • Carol Kidd

  • Georgia Cecile

  • Luca Manning

  • Rachel Lightbody

 

Best Instrumentalist Award sponsored by ESP Music Rentals

  • Brian Kellock

  • Graeme Stephen

  • Joe Williamson

  • Liam Shortall

  • Martin Kershaw

 

Best Album Award sponsored by Birnam CD

  • Fergus McCreadie Trio – Turas

  • Graham Costello’s Strata – Obelisk

  • Jim Mullen – Volunteers

  • Kevin MacKenzie, Mario Caribé, Alyn Cosker – The Ballad of Future Joe

  • Tom Bancroft – In Common

It is fitting in a way that Shalosh are now on the ACT label, the label that did so much to champion EST. Look out for Onwards and Upwards in June from the Israeli trio which in the manner of EST shares a liking for eclectic improvisation that draws not only on jazz but rock, pop and electronica along the way in an exciting blend.