6 May 2011
2011 Bell Awards - Gould, Mike Nock Trio, AAO, Luebbers
[Updated 9 May/17 May]
The Australian jazz community gathered in Melbourne's Plaza Ballroom on 5 May to recognise outstanding musicians - based on albums and performances from 2010 - at the annual Australian Jazz Bell Awards. A highlight of the glittering evening hosted by Tracey Curro was the induction of jazz legend Tony Gould into the Qantas Hall of Fame.
The 2011 winners also include the Mike Nock Trio (Best Australian Contemporary Jazz Album - An Accumulation of Subtleties), Australian Art Orchestra/Young Wagilak Group (Best Australian Jazz Ensemble) and Johannes Luebbers (Young Australian Jazz Artist of The Year). The winners share a prize pool of $40,000 - with $5,000 per category. For a complete list of the winners, please see www.bellawards.org/
Established in 2003, the Australian Jazz Bell Awards - better known as the 'Bells' - honour one of the greats of Australian jazz, Graeme Bell MBE AO, and were established to recognise and encourage excellence in the performance, recording and presentation of jazz in Australia. The new format of the 2011 awards included a new venue, a new award category, more judges and a number of new sponsors.
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