The annual celebration of jazz, blues and soul also has a new venue
It's been announced that the Jazz FM Awards, produced by Serious, will take place in London on Tuesday 25th April. Widely regarded as one of the most prestigious events in the international jazz calendar, the Awards aim to celebrate the diverse range of talent that the worlds of jazz, blues and soul have to offer, from the best up-and-coming new artists to contemporary jazz icons and established international stars.
In previous years, the ceremony has set the stage for memorable performances from stars like Hugh Masekela, Rebecca Ferguson, Jamie Cullum, Ramsey Lewis and Hiatus Kaiyote and has honoured an array of musical titans including Quincy Jones, Ahmad Jamal and Gregory Porter.
The artists nominated for awards this year will be announced on March 1st 2017 at 6:30pm
Jazz FM CEO Jonathan Arendt said: “We are delighted to be announcing the 2017 Jazz FM Awards. We continue to shine a light on the rich talent that encompasses the flourishing global jazz scene and are looking forward to another brilliant evening of live music honouring the best of the year.”
The Jazz FM Awards 2017 will present the following awards on the night:
Instrumentalist of the Year
Album of the Year
Jazz Innovation of the Year
Live Experience of the Year
UK Jazz Act of the Year
International Jazz Artist of the Year
International Soul Artist of the Year
Vocalist of the Year
International Blues Artist of the Year
PPL Lifetime Achievement
The Jazz FM Awards 2017 is a partnership between Jazz FM and Serious and is made possible with the support of Mishcon de Reya, Yamaha, Rathbones, Pollitt & Partners, Grange Hotels, RCS, Denbies Wine Estate, Arqiva and PPL.