Scottish Jazz Awards


The exceptional talent within Scotland’s burgeoning jazz scene was celebrated at the 9th Scottish Jazz Awards during a ceremony presented by Seonaid Aitken. Winners across seven categories, including Best Vocalist, Best Band and Rising Star, were honoured at Glasgow venue The Savings Bank as the event applauded stand out musical endeavours in 2021. More than 2,000 public votes were cast for the nominees, while the Services To Scottish Jazz and Lifetime Achievement Awards were selected by a panel of industry specialists, including press and promoters from across the UK.

Winners at the Scottish Jazz Awards 2021 are:

Rising Star Award sponsored by Musicians’ Union – Rachel Duns

Best Vocalist Award sponsored by Whighams Jazz Club – Marianne McGregor

Best Instrumentalist Award sponsored by ESP Music Rentals – Laura Macdonald

Best Band Award sponsored by Inhouse Event Productions – Rose Room

Best Album Award sponsored by Birnam CD – Georgia Cecile – Only the Lover Sings

Services To Scottish Jazz AwardLindsay Robertson, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

Lifetime Achievement Award in association with Help Musicians Scotland – Richard Michael

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. Thank you our sponsors and supporters, to all of the nominees and performers, and to everyone who voted.


the Festival


Jazzfest Supporters
© Glasgow International Jazz Festival 2022
Glasgow International Jazz Festival Ltd, 557a Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow G11 6HU. Registered Charity No. SCO 06649
Contact us:
Site by: