Scottish Jazz Awards 2018 – voting open.

Scottish Jazz Awards – celebrating Scotland’s vibrant jazz scene. Glasgow Jazz Festival have announced the nominations for the 6th Scottish Jazz Awards. The awards bring together the best in Scottish jazz to honour some of the most talented and revered musicians in the industry.

The Birnam team are delighted to be involved with the Scottish Jazz Awards and are once again sponsoring the ‘Best Album Award’, further nomination categories include: Best Vocalist Award, Best Instrumentalist Award, Rising Star Award, Best Band/Ensemble Award. A Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented at the awards ceremony. Previous winners have included Carol Kidd, Bobby Wellins, Tam White, Ronnie Rae and Jim Mullen.

The awards ceremony, in association with Hands Up For Trad, will take place at St Luke’s in Glasgow on Sunday 3 June.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.jazzfest.co.uk/tickets  or calling 08444 539027

To vote in the 6th Scottish Jazz Awards, visit www.jazzfest.co.uk/awards . Voting closes at 5pm, Thursday 24th May.

The full list of nominations are as follows:

Best Vocalist Award – Sponsored by Jazz from Scotland

Ali Affleck

Georgia Cecile

Luca Manning

Maggie Nicols

Rachel Lightbody

Seonaid Aitken

Best Instrumentalist Award – Sponsored by ESP Music Rentals

Alyn Cosker

Brian Kellock

Colin Steele

Fergus McCreadie

Graham Costello

Konrad Wiszniewski

Rising Star Award – In association with Help Musicians Scotland

David Bowden

Fergus McCreadie

Joe Williamson

Liam Shortall

Luca Manning

Pete Johnstone

Best Band/Ensemble Award – Sponsored by The Blue Arrow

Fat-Suit

Mezcla

Rose Room

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

Square One

Graham Costello’s Strata

Best Album Award – Sponsored by Birnam CD

Alan Benzie, Little Mysteries

Alyn Cosker, KPF

Colin Steele, Diving for Pearls

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, The Word for it Now

Graham Costello’s Strata

Tommy Smith, Embodying the Light

To vote in the 6th Scottish Jazz Awards, visit www.jazzfest.co.uk/awards . Voting closes at 5pm, Thursday 24th May.