The Australian Jazz Bell Awards celebrate and elevate excellence in the performance, creativity, recording and presentation of Jazz in Australia.
Open to the public, this is an industry night that recognises the achievements of Jazz musicians over the past year. It is a great night of entertainment, with winners often performing with the house band. We have limited places available for members of the public.
Finalists for Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album:
Kristin Berardi and Sam Anning: "Our Songs, Not Songs"
Allira Wilson/Harry Mitchell/Ben Vanderwal/Karl Florisson: "I Am Like The Rain"
Elly Hoyt: "The Composers' Voice: Celebrating Australian Women Composers"
Finalists for Best Australian Jazz Instrumental Album:
This World (Mike Nock, Hamish Stuart, Julien Wilson, Jonathan Zwartz): "This World" (Lionshare)
Phil Slater: The Dark Pattern (Earshift)
Nat Bartsch: "Forever More" (ABC Jazz)
Finalists for Best Australian Jazz Ensemble of the Year:
"This World" (Mike Nock, Hamish Stuart, Julien Wilson, Jonathan Zwartz): John Painter Hall @ AIM for SIMA Feb 8th., 2020
"Spirograph Studies": The Street in Canberra, 16 August 2019
Andrea Keller's "Five Below": "These Digital Times"
Finalists for Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year:
Flora Carbo (alto saxophone) - Melbourne
Stephen Byth (tenor saxophone) - Melbourne/USA
Sophie Min (piano) - Brisbane
Finalists for Best Australian Jazz Work of the Year:
Jonathan Zwartz (This World): "And in the NIght Comes Rain"
Vanessa Perica: "Spaccanapoli"
Tamara Murphy (Spirograph Studies): "Gospel"
Finalists for Best Australian Jazz Album Production:
Vanessa Perica Orchestra: "Love Is a Temporary Madness"
This World (Mike Nock Hamish Stuart Julien Wilson Jonathan Zwartz): "This World"
ZEDSIX: "The Shape Of Jazz"