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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

Jazz Bell Awards Nominees Announced

by Paul Cashmere on April 11, 2012

in News,Noise Pro

The 2012 Australian Jazz Bell Awards will take place in Melbourne on May 3.

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

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

The Australian Jazz Bell Awards features eight categories and is named after Australia’s jazz legend Graham Bell.

Nominees for 2012 are:

In the category of Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album the final nominees are:

– Briana Cowlishaw, When Fiction Comes to Life
– Kristin Berardi Meets The Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra, Kristin Berardi Meets The Jazzgroove
Mothership Orchestra
– Lisa Young Quartet, The Eternal Pulse

In the NEW Category of Most Original Australian Jazz Album the final nominees are:

– Chiri, The Return of Spring
– Peter Knight, Fish Boast of Fishing
– Sandy Evans Sextet, When the Sky Cries Rainbows

In the category of Best Australian Contemporary Jazz Album, the final nominees are:

– Allan Browne, Marc Hannaford, Sam Anning, Shreveport Stomp
– Kristin Berardi Meets The Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra, Kristin Berardi Meets The Jazzgroove
Mothership Orchestra
– Nick Haywood Quartet, 1234

In the category of Best Australian Traditional Jazz Album the final nominees are:

– Allan Browne, Collected Works Volume II: Fifty Years of New Orleans Jazz
– Daniel Weltlinger, Souvenirs
– The Syncopaters, Hook Line and Sinker

In the category of Best Australian Jazz Song of the Year the final nominees are:

– Kristin Berardi Meets The Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra, Mr Jackson, Kristin Berardi Meets The
Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra
– Daniel Gassin Sextet, Banff Song, Daniel Gassin Sextet
– Luke Howard & Janos Bruneel, Spir, Open Road

In the category of Best Australian Jazz Ensemble the final nominees are:

– Andrea Keller Quartet
– Matt Keegan Trio
– Sandy Evans Sextet

In the category of Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year the final nominees are:

– Alex Boneham
– Ken Allars
– Sarah McKenzie

The Jazz Bell Awards for 2012 will be hosted by Tracey Curro at the Regent Theatre Ballroom in Melbourne on Thursday May 3.

More details from bellawards.org

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