Australian jazz artists with new music released in the past 12 months have two weeks to nominate for the 12th annual Australian Jazz Bell Awards.
The Australian Jazz Bell Awards are the only Australian music awards to honour the diversity of Australian jazz. Other awards combine all jazz into one category. The Australian Jazz Awards breaks down the various jazz genres to greater acknowledgement of the achievement of jazz musicians.
The Awards categories which share a prize pool of $40,000 with $5,000 per category.
Australian Jazz Bell Awards categories
• Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album
• Best Australian Modern Jazz Album
• Best Australian Contemporary ‘Avant-garde’ Jazz Album
• Best Australian Trad Jazz Album
• Best Australian Jazz Song of the Year
• Best Australian Jazz Ensemble
• Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year
• Graeme Bell Hall of Fame – in recognition of an outstanding career
Over the twelve years of the jazz Bell Awards, I have never failed to be impressed by the exceptional talent of the Jazz community in Australia. The quality of recordings sent in for nominations year after year always makes it a very difficult task for the judges choosing the finalists in each category,” said the founder of The Jazz Bell Awards and Jazz Musician, Albert Dadon AM.
The Australian Jazz Bell Awards will be held in Melbourne at The Plaza Ballroom, Regent Theatre, Collins St on May 1.
The nomination form for the Australian Jazz Bell Awards can be downloaded at www.bellawards.org before February 14.
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