From the media release
The 2014 Australian Jazz Bell Awards have announced the nominations across all categories for this year’s awards, with the overall winners to be announced at a ceremony, hosted by Tracey Curro, at the beautiful Regent Theatre Ballroom on Thursday 1 May.
Jazz fans can expect a truly unique experience on the night with the presentation of 7 award categories, live performances and a special presentation to the winner of this year’s Graeme Bell Hall of Fame inductee.
The nominees for 2014 Australian Jazz Bell Awards include some of the brightest talent in the Australian Jazz Scene.
Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album
Allira Wilson ‐ Rise and Fall
Leigh Carriage ‐ Mandarin Skyline
Penny King Quintet ‐ Journey
Best Australian Modern Jazz Album
Best Australian Contemporary ‘Avant-garde’ Jazz Album
Best Australian Traditional Jazz Album
Best Australian Jazz Song of the Year
Sam Anning Trio ‐ Princess Doug of Fitzroy
Andrea Keller ‐ Meditations on Light
Julien Wilson ‐ Trout River
Best Australian Jazz Ensemble
Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year
The winner of the Graeme Bell Hall of Fame – in recognition of an outstanding career – will be announced on the night.
The 2014 judging panel, made up of experts in their field, are from Australia and overseas. The panel comprises Albert Dadon, Rob Burke, Adrian Jackson, Gerry Koster, John McBeath, Laurence Donohue-Greene, Martin Jackson, Michael Tortoni, and John Shand.
The annual awards are a great opportunity for all artists to be recognised in the vibrant Australian Jazz scene for achievements across all categories of jazz.
The official Jazz Bell Awards website: bellawards.org