The winners of the 8th Scottish Jazz Awards were unveiled on Sunday 18 October 2020 at a virtual ceremony hosted by Suzanne Bonnar and Luca Manning.
Stand-out artists from Scotland’s vibrant jazz scene were honoured in seven categories, with more than 2,500 public votes cast online to decide which artists scooped prestigious awards including Best Instrumentalist and Rising Star. The Services To Scottish Jazz Award and Lifetime Achievement Award were selected by a panel of industry specialists, including press and promoters from across the UK.
Winners at the 8th Scottish Jazz Awards are:
You can watch the Virtual Ceremony back on the Glasgow Jazz Festival My Player channel.
The live-streamed ceremony included video messages from 2019’s winners Martin Taylor, Tommy Smith from the SNJO, Brian Kellock, Georgia Cecile, Fergus McCreadie and Marianne McGregor, along with exclusive performances from hosts Suzanne Bonnar and Luca Manning plus special guests Fergus McCreadie and Laura MacDonald.
The Scottish Jazz Awards are produced as an independent event by the organisers of Glasgow Jazz Festival and supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.