Albert Dadon’s Australian Jazz Bell Awards celebrated 15 years on Monday night honouring Australia’s jazz community with its most prestigious awards night.
Ted Vining was added to the Graeme Bell Hall of Fame, Stu Hunter took away Song of the Year and Michelle Nicole simply stunning the audience with her incredible voice after taking home the Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album award.
Albert Dadon said, “The Bells are 15 years old this year and I’m thankful for the opportunity to contribute to the legacy of the greats that continuously inspires our contemporaries to expand the music and the meaning of jazz in the present.”
The 2017 Jazz Bell Awards winners
TarraWarra Estate Winery Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album – Michelle Nicolle
‘A Flower is a Lovesome Thing’
Brand Partners Best Australian Instrumental Jazz Album – Andrea Keller and Tim Wilson Duo ‘Consider This’
Alfi Records Best Produced Album – Jeremy Rose and the Earshift Orchestra
‘Iron In the Blood’
APRA/AMCOS Best Australian Jazz Song of the Year – Stu Hunter
‘Eagle Fish’ from the album ‘The Migration’
Monash University Best Australian Jazz Ensemble of the Year – Stu Hunter
Fender Katsalidis Architects Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year – Harry Mitchell
Graeme Bell Hall Of Fame Award – Ted Vining