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Jazz Bell Awards namesake Graham Bell. photo by Ros O'Gorman

Jazz Bell Awards namesake Graham Bell. photo by Ros O'Gorman

2015 Jazz Bell Award Nominees Announced

by Paul Cashmere on April 20, 2015

in News,Noise Pro

The Jazz Bell Awards will be handed out in Melbourne on April 30.

The 2015 nominees are:

Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album
Josh Kyle & Sam Keevers – Songs of Friends
Tom Barton – Aspirations
Sarah McKenzie – We could be lovers

Best Australian Modern Jazz Album
Paul Grabowsky – The Bitter Suite
Daniel Susnjar – Su Su Nje
James Mustafa Orchestra – The Last Sanctuary

Best Australian Contemporary ‘Avant-garde’ Jazz Album
Monash Art Ensemble : George ‐ Hexis
Barney McAll = Trio Feral ‐ Trio Feral = Don’t Feed
Paul Van Ross ‐ My Cuban Soul

Best Australian Traditional Jazz Album
James Morrison ‐ A-Z of Jazz
The Hunters & Pointers ‐ The Hunters & Pointers
Geoff Bull ‐ Clarence Williams Tribute

Best Australian Jazz Song of the Year
Paul Grabowsky ‐ Black Saffron
Penelope Sai ‐ Some Kind Of Dream
Daniel Susnjar ‐ Forte Pulse Torte

Best Australian Jazz Ensemble
Mike Nock Octet ‐ Suite Sima
Daniel Susnjar ‐ Su Su Nje
Daryl McKenzie Orchestra‐ Return Journey

Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year
James Mustafa Jazz Orchestra ‐ The Last Sanctuary
Nic Vardenga ‐ Inverno
Jessica Carlton ‐ Not Alone

The winner of the Graeme Bell Hall of Fame – in recognition of an outstanding career – will be announced on the night.

The 2015 judging panel, made up of experts in their field, are from Australia and overseas. The panel comprises Albert Dadon, Adrian Jackson, Gerry Koster, John McBeath, Martin Jackson, Carl Griffin and Luis Tineo.

The Jazz Bell Awards will be hosted by Helen Kapalos at the Regent Theatre Ballroom in Melbourne on Thursday 30 April.

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