Blue Lab Beats, Doomcannon, Ego Ella May, Ezra Collective, Jas Kayser and Kokoroko - nominated in the best jazz act category at this year's MOBOs

Within the MOBOs this year's nominations in the jazz act category are Blue Lab Beats, Doomcannon, Ego Ella May, Ezra Collective, Jas Kayser and Kokoroko. The event takes place at London's OVO Arena Wembley on 30 November - the jazz act category is …

Published: 13 Nov 2022. Updated: 19 days.

Within the MOBOs this year's nominations in the jazz act category are Blue Lab Beats, Doomcannon, Ego Ella May, Ezra Collective, Jas Kayser and Kokoroko. The event takes place at London's OVO Arena Wembley on 30 November - the jazz act category is supported by Jazz FM.

More on each nominee:

On Blue Lab Beats and 'We Will Rise'

Doomcannon - more in our UK albums of the year list

Ego Ella May - the 2020 winner: see our story

Ezra Collective currently riding high in the pop album charts in the top 10: more here

Jas Kayser - read more on 'Stupid on the Beat'

Kokoroko - Could We Be More reviewed

Kokoroko, top. Photo: press

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Melanie Charles Band on the Wall Manchester Monday Last year the Melanie Charles cover of Norman Mapp's 'Jazz (Ain't Nothing But Soul)' associated with Betty Carter was a rollercoaster ride full of sonic trickery and was on the vibrant …

Published: 12 Nov 2022. Updated: 19 days.

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Melanie Charles Band on the Wall Manchester Monday

Last year the Melanie Charles cover of Norman Mapp's 'Jazz (Ain't Nothing But Soul)' associated with Betty Carter was a rollercoaster ride full of sonic trickery and was on the vibrant club-friendly Y'all Don't (Really) Care About Black Women. On it Charles also covered Marlena Shaw classic 'Woman of the Ghetto' showing charismatic flair and sassiness in equal measure.

Josh Kemp Quartet St Ives Jazz Club St Ives Tuesday

Riaan Vosloo's Commotion Bristol Music Club Bristol Wednesday

Julian Nicholas The White House Oxford Thursday

Shane Allessio Band Peggy's Skylight Nottingham Thursday

Becki Biggins St Luke's Chepstow Friday

ÄTSCH Scott's Jazz Club Belfast Friday

Aaron Parks' Little Big Ronnie Scott's London Saturday

Sarathy Korwar Ramsgate Music Hall Ramsgate Sunday

Melanie Charles plays Manchester on Monday night