12 April 2018
2018 AUSTRALIAN JAZZ BELL AWARDS
We are thrilled to announce the shortlist of nominees for 16th annual Australian Jazz Bell Awards. The prestigious awards will be decided by a judging panel of leading members of the Australian and international jazz community and winners of the 2018 Australian Jazz Bell Awards will be announce announced at the open gala event which will take place at Bird's Basement on 14th May 2018. Gala event tickets can be purchased via Bird’s Basement website.
The shortlist for 2018 Australian Jazz Bell Awards is:
|Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album:||Best Australian Jazz Song of the year:|
|Kristin Berardi||Barney McAll - Love is the blood|
|Andrea Keller||Speedball - Judgement Day|
|Kayleigh Pincott||Kayleigh Pincott - Empathy|
|Best Australian Instrumental Jazz Album:||Best Australian Jazz Ensemble of the year:|
|Barney McAll||Barney McAll|
|Speedball||Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group|
|Evan Harris||I Hold the Lion’s Paw|
|Best Produced Album:||Young Australian Jazz Artist of the year:|
|Barney McAll||Evan Harris|
|Speedball||Jack Earle Trio|
|Evan Harris||Milton Man Gogh|
The Australian Jazz Bell Awards are named after the late Australian jazz pioneer, Graeme Bell, AO, “The Bells”, are prestigious and highly praised among musicians. The award celebrates and elevates excellence in the performance, creativity, recording and presentation of Jazz in Australia.
The winner in each of the 7 award categories receives $5000 as well as the Award presented to the artist at the Gala Awards Ceremony at Bird's Basement.
Previous winners include a Who's Who of jazz players including Kristin Berardi, Julien Wilson, Michelle Nicole Quartet, Tina Harrod, The Necks, Paul Grabowski and many others.
The Australian Jazz Bell Awards Limited is a not-for-profit company.
For interviews with Albert Dadon, Founder and Chairman of the Australian Jazz Bell awards, and further information please contact Marina Grashchenkova