A big deal in Germany with his trio Martin Tingvall switches to solo piano once again with The Rocket due out soon which the Swede is touring extensively this summer. Pretty easy listening to be fair but Tingvall and his accessible compositional touch drawing on the lilt of Swedish folk traditions and the language of contemporary Eurojazz have a certain inescapable charisma that hook you in.
The guitar great Martin Taylor was presented with his lifetime achievement award by Suzanne Miller. Other winners included: Best band: SNJO; Best album: Turas by The Fergus McCreadie Trio; Best vocalist: Georgia Cecile.
Full list of winners:
Best Vocalist Award sponsored by Whighams Jazz Club
Best Instrumentalist Award sponsored by ESP Music Rentals
Best Band Award sponsored by Musicians’ Union
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
Best Album Award sponsored by Birnam CD
Fergus McCreadie Trio, Turas
Rising Star Award sponsored by The Blue Arrow
Services to Scottish Jazz sponsored by Ticketmaster
Lifetime Achievement Award in association with Help Musicians Scotland