The fourth edition of the Jazz FM Awards are set to take place at funky Chelsea venue Under The Bridge on 25 April. With nominees selected by a jazz industry panel of experts the categories including Breakthrough Act of the Year; Soul Artist of the Year; UK Jazz Act of the Year; Digital Initiative of the Year; Instrumentalist of the Year; Blues Artist of the Year; Jazz Innovation of the Year; Vocalist of the Year; International Jazz Artist of the Year; Album of the Year and Live Experience of the Year.
Last year's runaway winners were Binker & Moses (above) who scooped two awards, Breakthrough Act of the Year and UK Jazz Act of the Year, while iconic producer/composer/big band leader Quincy Jones received the special Lifetime Achievement Award. See the Jazzwise for the full list of
nominees when they are announced in late February.
– Mike Flynn