Jamie Brownfield wins Rising Star in 2012 British Jazz Awards
Voting has now opened for the 28th British Jazz Awards run by Big Bear Music. The Birmingham-based awards are decided through public vote after a shortlist is chosen by a judging panel.
Voting closes on 31st October 2014 and voters are able to vote for other musicians not listed in the shortlist if they so choose.
Below is the shortlist and a link to the online voting form.
Alto Sax: Alan Barnes, Derek Nash, Pete King, Soweto Kinch
Tenor Sax: Art Themen, Karen Sharp, Simon Spillett, Robert Fowler
Clarinet: Alan Barnes, Mark Crooks, Pete Long, Julian Stringle
Trumpet: Bruce Adams, Steve Fishwick, Enrico Tomasso, Steve Waterman
Trombone: Ian Bateman, Mark Nightingale, Dennis Rollins, Roy Williams
Guitar: Dominic Ashworth, Jim Mullen, Nigel Price, Martin Taylor
Piano: Nikki Iles, Dave Newton, Zoe Rahman, Gareth Williams
Voice: Liane Carroll, Claire Martin, Tina May, Anita Wardell
Misc. Instrument: Alan Barnes (Baritone Sax), Chris Garrick (violin), Jim Hart (vibraphone), Amy Roberts (flute)
Rising Star: Alan Benzie, Remi Harris, Reuben James, Laura Jurd
Small Group: Brassjaw, Digby Fairweather's Half Dozen, GoGo Penguin, Tipitina
Big Band: Back to Basie, BBC Big Band, Beats & Pieces, NYJO
New CD: Claire Martin - Say It Ain't So, GoGo Penguin - v2.0, Martin Taylor/Alan Barnes - Two For The Road, Tina May - Divas
Reissue CD: Chris Barber - 1959-60, Joe Harriott Quintet - Southern Horizons/Free Form/Abstract, Stan Tracey - Three Classic Albums, The Jazz Makers & Jazz Five