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Jazz Bell Award Shortlist Nominees Announced

by Paul Cashmere on May 11, 2016

in Live,News,Noise Pro

The Jazz Bell Awards nominee shortlist is here with Barney McAll up for four of the seven awards.

Barney is for Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Best Produced Album, Best Australian Jazz Song and Best Small Jazz Band.

The Bells are a unique music awards show for Australia as the only awards in Australia to acknowledge excellence specifically for jazz performance, creativity and presentation.

Created by Albert Dadon (Albare) and named after Australian jazz great Graeme Bell, the Bells are now in their 14th season. “The prestigious Australian Jazz Bell Awards honour the jazz art form in Australia, recognising the achievements of young, upcoming and established Australian jazz performers and composers,” Mr Dadon said.

Jazz Bell Awards nominees for 2016

Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album
• Kristin Berardi – Where Or When
• Vince Jones + Paul Grabowsky – Provenance
• Olivia Chindamo – Keep An Eye On Spring

Best Instrumental Jazz Album
• Barney McAll – Mooroolbark
• Angela Davis – Lady Luck
• Julien Wilson Quartet – This Narrow Isthmus

Best Produced Album
• Barney McAll – Mooroolbark
• Mike Nock/ Laurence Pike – Beginning And End of Knowing
• Angela Davis – Lady Luck

Best Australian Jazz Song/Composition of the Year
• Barney McAll – Nectar Spur (Mooroolbark)
• Julien Wilson Quartet – Weeping Willow (This Narrow Isthmus)
• Angela Davis – A thousand Feet from Bergen Street (Lady Luck)

Best Australian Small Jazz Band (Up to 6 members)
• Barney McAll + A.S.I.O. (Australian Symbiotic Improvisers Orbit) – Mooroolbark
• Allan Browne Quintet – Ithaca Bound
• Alister Spence Trio – Alister Spence Trio: Live

Best Australian Jazz Ensemble
• Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra – 2015 Live Performance Compilation
• Daniel Susnjar – The Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group
• Mace Francis Orchestra – Music For Average Photography

Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year (Musicians up to and including 25 years of age)
• Olivia Chindamo – Keep An Eye On Spring
• James McLean – Counter Clockwork
* Niran Dasika – Manticore (Phantom)

The Jazz Bell Awards will be held for the first time at Albare’s new Birds Basement in Melbourne on Monday, June 20, 2016.

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