The nominations for the 31st edition of the British Jazz Awards have just been announced and we received the fantastic news that the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra has been nominated in the category of “Best Big Band” in the 2017 Awards. Not only that but Martin Taylor, currently our guest on “In the Spirit of Django”, is also nominated… a double celebration!
The awards were set up to help the best musicians, bands and album releases get the recognition they deserve. An expert nominations panel have put their heads together to produce the list of nominees for the 2017 British Jazz Awards, and this year it includes several from Scotland so now it’s over to you, the public!
You can vote online in any or all of the 16 categories for the best instrumentalists, singers, bands and albums over the last 12 months – just follow this link: http://tiny.cc/
Voting closes on 31st October, with the results announced the following week so PLEASE vote.
Best Drummer: Clark Tracey, Matt Home, Steve Brown, Winston Clifford
Misc Instruments: Alan Barnes (Bari Sax), Jim Hart (Vibraphone), Karen Sharp (Bari Sax), Ross Stanley
Best New CD: Explore Records for Golden Moments by Bruce Adams/Craig Milverton; Gearbox Records for Journey To The Mountain Of Forever by Binker & Moses; JVG Productions for It’s Always 9:30 In Zog by Dave O’Higgins; Woodville Records for The Lowest Common Denominator by Gilad Atzmon and Alan Barnes
Best Reissue CD: Acrobat Music for Helter Sketler by Joe Harriott; Harkit Records for Change of Setting by Tubby Hayes and Paul Gonsalves; Lake Records for Dusting Off The Archives by Humphrey Lyttleton ; Rhythm and Blues Records for The Songbook by Harry South
It should only take a few minutes but it would be great to have your support.