Working towards the completion of her fourth studio album for the Brownswood label due later in the year award winning singer Zara McFarlane has released the Jamaica inspired 'Black Treasure'.
Zara McFarlane photo top, Bandcamp.
The nominees for the Parliamentary Jazz Awards have just been announced. Organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group and supported by PizzaExpress Live the winners will be announced on Tuesday 30 June.
Jazz Vocalist of the Year Georgia Mancio Cherise Adams-Burnett Liane Carroll
Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year Sarah Tandy Rob Luft Liam Noble Nubya Garcia
Jazz Album of the Year Seed Ensemble Driftglass Yazz Ahmed Polyhymnia Kate Williams Four Plus Three meets Georgia Mancio Finding Home
Jazz Ensemble of the Year Byron Wallen’s Four Corners Seed Ensemble Dave/O’Higgins/Rob Luft Quartet Nikki Iles Big Band
Jazz Newcomer of the Year Luca Manning Rosina Bullen Alexandra Ridout Bonsai
Jazz Venue of the Year Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club Pizza Express Jazz Club 606 Club
Jazz Media Award Jazzwise Magazine Corey Mwamba Freeness LondonJazz News Jazz Views
Jazz Education Award UK Summer School Jon Eno Nick Smart
Services to Jazz Award Steve Rubie Blow The Fuse Mike Westbrook
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