Anoushka Nanguy, Ken Mathieson and Corto.Alto are among the winners at the Scottish Jazz Awards

The Scottish Jazz Awards took place last night online hosted by singers Suzanne Bonnar and Luca Manning. The Lifetime Achievement award went to Ken Mathieson, who ran the first Glasgow Jazz Festival before resuming his playing career for Fat Sam's …

Published: 19 Oct 2020. Updated: 19 months.

The Scottish Jazz Awards took place last night online hosted by singers Suzanne Bonnar and Luca Manning. The Lifetime Achievement award went to Ken Mathieson, who ran the first Glasgow Jazz Festival before resuming his playing career for Fat Sam's Band, Picante and his Classic Jazz Orchestra. Pianist Fergus McCreadie won in the Best Instrumentalist category. Trombonist Anoushka Nanguy won the rising star award. In the vocalist category the winner was Kitti. The best band winner was corto.alto. Album of the year was Live from 435, Vols 1, 2 and 3 by corto.alto. Journalist Rob Adams won for Services to Scottish Jazz. Fergus McCreadie, Luca Manning and saxophonist Laura MacDonald performed during the awards. Anoushka Nanguy, top

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2020 Highlight: 'Don't Misunderstand' by Jimmy Heath featuring Gregory Porter

Best and top vocal track of 2020 (all genders): Gregory Porter this year impressed more on his featured spot on Love Letter, the posthumously released Jimmy Heath album than he did on his own All Rise although that latter album made the higher …

Published: 18 Oct 2020. Updated: 17 months.

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Best and top vocal track of 2020 (all genders): Gregory Porter this year impressed more on his featured spot on Love Letter, the posthumously released Jimmy Heath album than he did on his own All Rise although that latter album made the higher echelons of the UK album charts and continues his stardom that long ago crossed over beyond jazz fans. Porter did O.C. Smith proud, beautifully accompanied by pianist Kenny Barron, on Gordon Parks' 'Don't Misunderstand' with his very own sense of tristesse about lost love delivered in a spirit of acceptance to ''love the pain away''. Check out the song again and Little Bird – adieu.