Australian Jazz Bell Awards Nominations Close Feb 14
(Published: February 03, 2014)
Australian jazz artists with new music released in the past 12 months have two weeks to nominate for the 12th annual Australian Jazz Bell Awards.
The Australian Jazz Bell Awards are the only Australian music awards to honour the diversity of Australian jazz. Other awards combine all jazz into one category. The Australian Jazz Awards breaks down the various jazz genres to greater acknowledgement of the achievement of jazz musicians.
The Awards categories which share a prize pool of $40,000 with $5,000 per category.
Australian Jazz Bell Awards categories
• Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album
• 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 Australian Jazz Bell Awards recognise and encourage excellence in the performance, creativity, recording and presentation of jazz in Australia. In honour of one of the greats of Australian jazz - Graeme Bell, MBE, AO - the Australian Jazz Awards are informally known as 'the Bell Awards'.
More Information: http://bellawards.org