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2013 Jazz FM Music Awards: the nominees

2013 Jazz FM Music Awards: the nominees

Sonny Rollins, Ronnie Scott's and Roller Trio up for inaugural Jazz FM Awards

The awards will honour piano legends Ramsey Lewis and Ahmad Jamal

Jazz FM’s Ian Shaw will host the inaugural Jazz FM Music Awards on Thursday 31 January. Sponsored by audio pioneers Klipsch, piano legends Ramsey Lewis and Ahmad Jamal will both be honoured during the evening. Lewis will receive the Gold Award for Outstanding Contribution to Jazz, while Jamal will collect the Lifetime Achievement award. Both artists are due to perform on the night, with Jamal's closing set featuring a "surprise collaboration".

The London Youth Gospel Choir will kick off the evening, and singer Cerys Matthews will join the Jazz FM Awards House Band for a number. The winner of last year's Jazzwise Album of the Year, Courtney Pine, will be presenting one of the awards.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

UK Jazz Artist of the Year
Neil Cowley Trio
Jamie Cullum

International Jazz Artist
Kurt Elling
Brad Mehldau
Sonny Rollins

Cutting Edge Award for Jazz Innovation
Django Bates
Robert Glasper

Album of the Year
Robert Glasper: Black Radio
Keith Jarrett: Sleeper
Pat Metheny: Unity Band
Gregory Porter: Be Good
John Surman: Saltash Bells
Ryan Truesdell: Centennial (Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans)

Jazz Media
Do The Math (website of Ethan Iverson of The Bad Plus)
Jazzwise magazine

Best UK Newcomer
Beats & Pieces Big Band
Josh Arcoleo
Roller Trio

UK Vocalist of the year
Carleen Anderson
Liane Carroll
Ian Shaw

UK Instrumentalist of the Year
Nathaniel Facey (saxophonist with Empirical)
Ivo Neame (pianist with Phronesis)
Phil Robson

Live UK Shows of the Year
Gregory Porter
PB Underground

Best UK Jazz Venue
Band on the Wall
Café Oto
Ronnie Scott’s

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