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Nominations are now open for 15th annual Australian Jazz Bell Awards.

Named after the late Australian jazz pioneer, Graeme Bell, AO, “The Bells” are prestigious and highly praised among musicians.  They celebrate and elevate excellence in the performance, creativity, recording and presentation of Jazz in Australia.

The winner in each of the 7 award categories receives $5000 as well as the Award, which is represented by a much coveted statuette which is presented to the artist at the gala awards ceremony at Bird’s Basement, 18th May and is pictured below.

Previous winners include a Who’s Who of jazz players including Kristin Berardi, Joe Chindamo, Allan Browne Quintet, Julien Wilson, Tina Harrod, The Necks and many others

Nominations for the 2017 Australian Jazz Bell Awards will close on 15th March 2017.

The 2017 awards categories are:
Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album
Best Australian Instrumental Jazz Album
Best Produced Album
Best Australian Jazz Song of the Year
Young Australian jazz Artist of the Year
Graeme Bell Hall of Fame Award

The prestigious awards will be decided by a judging panel of leading members of the Australian and International jazz community.

Winners of the 2017 Australian Jazz Bell Awards will be announced at a gala event at Bird’s Basement on Monday 15th May

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