2014 Australian Jazz Bells nominations close 14 Feb

From the media release

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Nomination form and guidelines can be downloaded from www.bellawards.org

There is now just one week left to submit nominations to be submitted for The 2014 Australian Jazz Bell Awards.

The 2014 Australian Jazz Bell Awards will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony on Thursday May 1 at The Plaza Ballroom, Regent Theatre, Collins St. Melbourne.

The Jazz Bell Awards were established 11 years ago to acknowledge excellence in performance, creativity and presentation. They are the only Australian Jazz specific awards held to recognise and honour the exceptional talent of the Australian Jazz community.

The Jazz Bell Awards encourage the Jazz community, involved in the release of a recording over the 12 months since the last awards, to submit their recording to ensure they are in the mix for consideration for one of the prestigious 2014 awards.

Key figures from the Australian and International jazz scene will make up the judging panel.  The diversity of their talent will ensure an exhaustive selection of winners for each of the categories.

The Awards categories which share a prize pool of $40,000 – $5,000 per category, are:

  • Best Australian Modern Jazz Album
  • Best Australian Contemporary ‘Avant-garde’ Jazz Album
  • Best Australian Trad Jazz Album
  • Best Australian Jazz Song of the Year
  • Best Australian Jazz Ensemble
  • Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year
  • Graeme Bell Hall of Fame – in recognition of an outstanding career

The awards are named after the Father of Australian Jazz, the late, great Graeme Bell MBE AO.