Australian Jazz Bell Awards at Birdsbasement – 23/09/2019

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23rd August 2019

The Annual Graeme Bell Jazz Bell awards was  held at Birdsbasement. The last time I was here at the awards night was in 2016.

The list of recipients of the award which also carries handsome cash prizes  and the various categories  are :

Best Jazz Vocal album: Josh Kyle – Trombone Song Cycle

Best Instrumental Jazz album: Sam Anning – Across A Field As Vast As One

Best Produced album: Barney McAll – Zephyrix (feat Monash Art Ensemble)

Best Australian Jazz Ensemble of the Year: Andrea Keller – Five Below Live

Young Jazz Artist of the Year: Niran Dasika – Suzaku

Best Jazz Work of the Year: Jonathan Zwartz – ‘Animarum’ (from Animarum)

Hall of Fame: Sandy Evans

Posthumous Hall of Fame inductees: Bryce Rohde,  Horst Liepolt,  Allan Zavod

Few Pics  (in no particular order 🙂 ) of the awards night with MC,  Miriam Zolin, few attendees  and Recipients of the awards presented by Adrian Jackson,  Harry Isen, (Manager – Jazz Corner Hotel) , Gary Szoka, Karl Fender and Chris O’ Neill (APRA/AMCOS)

Attendees:  Adam Rudegeai, Henry Manetta, and Chelsea Wilson

 

Andrea Keller  – Best Australian Jazz Ensemble of the Year: – Five Below Live

Sam Anning – Best Instrumental Jazz album: Across A Field As Vast As One

Hall of Fame: Sandy Evans

Nikos Fotakis with Niran Dasika (Young Artist of the Year)

Attendees Henry Manetta, Adam Rudegeair and Nadira Farid

Barney Mcall and Tamara Kuldin

Natasha Fearnside with the award for Sam Anning

Receiving Postumos awards on behalf of inductees Bryce Rohde, Horst Liepolt and Allan Zavod. are Kaye Blum, Vivian and

Adam Simmons, Julien Wilson, Jonathan Zwartz and Adrian Jackson

Jonathan Zwartz receives the Greame Bell Hall of Fame Award, on behalf of Sandy Evans, from Simon Barr

Gary Szoka presents Barney McAll the Bell Award for Best Produced Album

Harry Isen, (Manager – Jazz Corner Hotel) with drummer Raj Jayaweera. (Sam Anning Band)

Harry Isen, (Manager – Jazz Corner Hotel) with Natasha Fearnside and Raj Jayaweera

Miriam Zolin (MC) and Harry Isen, (Manager – Jazz Corner Hotel)

Jonathan Zwartz receives the Bell Award for Best Australian Jazz Work of the Year from APRA/AMCOS’ Chris O’ Neill.

Jonathan Zwartz speaks after receiving the Bell Award for Best Australian Jazz Work of the Year Also in the pic Miriam Zolin and Chris O’ Neill. APRA/AMCOS’ Chris O’ Neill.

Barney McAll, Julien Wilson, Jonathan Zwartz and Felix Bloxsom

Martin Jackson and Jan

Adrian Jackson and Tamara Kuldin

Jackey Coyle (Writer – http://wordygurdy.com.au/) and Jack Pantazis

Miriam Zolin and Joe Chindamo

Niran Dasika receives the Bell Award for Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year from Karl Fender OAM

Jacqueline and Jessica Nicholas (ABC Jazz)

Niran Dasika plays, with Barney McAll (piano) , Jonathan Zwartz (Double Bass) and Felix Bloxsom (Drums)

Josh Kyle sings after receiving his award, with Barney McAll (Piano)

Adrian Jackson and Josh Kyle (Best Jazz Vocal Album – Trombone Song Cycle

Mick Meagher receives the Bell Award for Best Australian Jazz Ensemble, on behalf of Nine Below bandleader Andrea Keller

Adrian Jackson

Miriam Zolin ( M C for the evening)

Miriam Zolin

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