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And the winner is… SANDY EVANS

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When the sky cries rainbows

The Jagermeister Independent Music Awards judges — all 100 of them — have voted Sandy Evans‘ album When the Sky Cries Rainbows as Best Independent Jazz Album for 2011. The announcement was made at The 6th Annual Jagermeister Independent Music Awards presentation on Wednesday, October 12.

The other nominees were:

Allan Browne, Marc Hannaford, Sam Anning: Shreveport Stomp (Jazzhead)

Daniel Gassin Sextet: Daniel Gassin Sextet (Which Way Music)

Elixir featuring Katie Noonan: First Seed Ripening (ABC Music)

Mark Isaacs Resurgence Band: Aurora (Gracemusic)

Shannon Barnett Quartet: Country (Which Way Music)

Congratulations to Sandy Evans and her ensemble. The award is richly deserved. Ausjazz blog’s review predicted this album would be the best of 2011 (subject, of course, to any yet to come) and gave it 4.5 stars.

For any who are not up to speed on these awards, Nick O’Byrne, General Manager of Australian Independent Record Labels Association, explains that they are presented by The Australian Independent Record Labels Assocoiation. AIR is the national body that represents independent master rights owners (record labels and self-released artists).

“Its main tasks are advocacy, professional development for labels, collective bargaining and promotion of the independent sector (that’s where these awards fit in),” O’Byrne says.

Here is the awards website: awards website

“There at 11 categories in these awards. The Best Independent Jazz Album Award is selected by approximately 100 members of a judging pool that we’ve put together which comprises Jazz focussed musicians, bloggers, reviewers, broadcasters and music industry representatives. We’ve worked hard over the last couple of years to build a strong pool of knowledgeable members of the jazz community to help us decide who should win the award.

“We asked the judging pool to nominate albums for a long-list. This long-list (about 45 albums) is then re-presented to the judging pool from which they vote for their favourite three albums in order. We tally up all votes and announce the top 5 as official ‘nominees’,” O’Byrne says. (He may mean the top six).


ROGER MITCHELL

Jagermeister nominees for Best Independent Jazz Album

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The Jagermeister Independent Music Awards judges — all 100 of them — have sent in their votes for the jazz category, with the top six albums being announced as nominees for the Best Independent Jazz Album. There are plenty of familiar names. The winning album will be announced at The 6th Annual Jagermeister Independent Music Awards presentation on Wednesday, October 12.

Here are the nominees:

BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM

Allan Browne, Marc Hannaford, Sam Anning: Shreveport Stomp (Jazzhead)

Daniel Gassin Sextet: Daniel Gassin Sextet (Which Way Music)

Elixir featuring Katie Noonan: First Seed Ripening (ABC Music)

Mark Isaacs Resurgence Band: Aurora (Gracemusic)

Sandy Evans: When The Sky Cries Rainbows (ABC Music)

Shannon Barnett Quartet: Country (Which Way Music)

Congratulations to the nominees and commiserations to Timothy Stevens (Scare Quotes), which Jeremy from Bennetts Lane and Ausjazz blog judged worthy of being a nominee. It’s all about the numbers, after all.

For any who are not up to speed on these awards, Nick O’Byrne, General Manager of Australian Independent Record Labels Association, explains that they are presented by The Australian Independent Record Labels Assocoiation. AIR is the national body that represents independent master rights owners (record labels and self-released artists).

“Its main tasks are advocacy, professional development for labels, collective bargaining and promotion of the independent sector (that’s where these awards fit in),” O’Byrne says.

Here is the awards website: awards website

“There at 11 categories in these awards. The Best Independent Jazz Album Award is selected by approximately 100 members of a judging pool that we’ve put together which comprises Jazz focussed musicians, bloggers, reviewers, broadcasters and music industry representatives. We’ve worked hard over the last couple of years to build a strong pool of knowledgeable members of the jazz community to help us decide who should win the award.

“We asked the judging pool to nominate albums for a long-list. This long-list (about 45 albums) is then re-presented to the judging pool from which they vote for their favourite three albums in order. We tally up all votes and announce the top 5 as official ‘nominees’,” O’Byrne says. (He may mean the top six).


ROGER MITCHELL

AWARDS NOMINATIONS

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.

THE JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS
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.