Awards are in the air and it’s fantastic to hear that some of Ausjazz blog’s favourite albums have been listed. In the ARIA list is a real favourite, Joe Chindamo’s take on Coen brothers’ music. It is frequently on the playlist. And Joseph Tawadros is another that deserves plaudits, though Ausjazz has not managed to squeeze in a review yet.

2010 ARIA Awards Nominations
Best Jazz Album

Dick & Christa Hughes – Twenty First Century Blues (ABC Music)
James Morrison & The Idea Of North – Feels Like Spring (ABC Jazz)
Joe Chindamo – Another Place Some Other Time (Jazzhead/MGM)
Joseph Tawadros – The Hour of Separation (Independent/Planet)
The Necks – Silverwater (Fish of Milk/Shock)

As for The Jagermeister Independent Music Awards, there are some ripper albums in the jazz list. Joe Chindamo’s is there again, along with Mike Nock’s superb subtleties and Al Browne’s beautiful journey into hell. And Stu Hunter’s suite deserves a gathering.

I have yet to obtain Jonathan Zwartz’s The Sea, but it won a Bell Award for Best Jazz Ensemble of the Year.

The Browne and Hunter suites will be among the Wangaratta Jazz highlights this year.

will be at The Forum Theatre, Melbourne (Australia) and Joe is performing. Doors open at 8pm and tickets are $29 + BF, through Ticketmaster!

Best independent jazz album nominees include:

Allan Browne Quintet – Une Saison En Enfer (Jazzhead)
Joe Chindamo – Another Place, Some other Time (Jazzhead)
Jonathan Zwartz – The Sea (Vitamin)
Mike Nock – An Accumulation of Subtleties (FWM)
Stu Hunter – The Gathering (Vitamin)

Congratulations to the musicians on being nominated. It is some recognition of the hard work musicians put in, though of course that does not guarantee award nominations.

2 responses to “AWARDS NOMINATIONS

  1. after much digging, I found out that Stu Hunter won this years award – congrats to him 🙂

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