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Nominees for the 2021 JAZZ FM Awards are announced. As the press release states:

“The nominees for the 2021 Jazz FM Awards with PPL and PRS for Music have been announced, once again recognizing a wide range of artists from UK and abroad who have made a significant impact on the genre. This year’s ceremony will take place at Under The Bridge in West London on October 28e 2021 and will be available live via Jazz FM. The awards will celebrate music created and released between the 1st January 2020 to the end of May 2021 to reflect the lasting creativity and innovation of the jazz community during the pandemic. “

Two categories are open to public voting which ends on September 24, 2021: UK Jazz Act of the Year and Album of the Year (link below)

The nominees are listed here.

BLUE ACT OF THE YEAR

Eric Bibb

Marcus Bonfanti

Ruthie foster

THE BREAKING ACT OF THE YEAR

Jas kayser

Nathaniel’s Cross

Secret night gang

THE PRICE OF DIGITAL

Bandcamp Fridays

jazz re: fresh

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 Merlan

Daniel Casimir

Ed ‘Tenderlonious’ Cawthorne

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR sponsored by Travelzoo

Christian McBride

Gary Bartz

Marie-Schneider

Soul act of the year

Ego Ella May

Jon batiste

Omar

VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Celestial

Ego Ella May

Georgia Mancio

PUBLIC VOTING 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

GIFT AWARD CATEGORIES (ALL TO BE CONFIRMED)

GOLD AWARD

IMPACT PRICE

LIFE SUCCESS AWARD

LINK: voting in the two categories of public voting

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