Scottish Jazz Awards


The Scottish Jazz Awards celebrate Scotland’s vibrant jazz scene and recognise its standout musical talent. A panel of industry specialists, including media, press and promoters from across the UK, have carefully selected the shortlists for five coveted awards.  The winners are set to be crowned at a prestigious ceremony at Drygate on Sunday 9 June which will include special guests and exclusive live performances.

From 12 noon on Tuesday 30 April, you can vote for your favourite acts and decide which of Scotland’s most revered jazz musicians walk away with a Scottish Jazz Award.

Categories for the 7th Scottish Jazz Awards are:

Rising Star Award sponsored by The Blue Arrow

Best Band Award sponsored by Musicians’ Union

Best Vocalist Award sponsored by Whigham’s Jazz Club

Best Instrumentalist Award sponsored by ESP Music Rentals

Best Album Award sponsored by Birnam CD

A new industry award has been introduced for 2019, the Services To Scottish Jazz Award sponsored by Ticketmaster will celebrate those working behind the scenes. A Lifetime Achievement Award in association with Help Musicians Scotland will also be presented at the awards ceremony with both winners chosen by the panel. Previous winners include Fionna Duncan, Carol Kidd, Bobby Wellins, Tam White and Ronnie Rae.

This year the Scottish Jazz Awards have teamed up with a new charity partner Help Musicians Scotland to spread awareness of their frontline services and to raise vital funds to empower Scottish musicians and those in the Scottish music industry. You can make a donation every time you purchase a ticket to our events.

The Scottish Jazz Awards are hosted as an independent event by the organisers of Glasgow Jazz Festival and supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

To vote in the 7th Scottish Jazz Awards simply make your selections below. Voting closes at 5pm on Tuesday 21 May.

To buy tickets for the Scottish Jazz Awards click here.


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