Matthew Halsall, Binker & Moses (above) and Sons of Kemet are among the British acts to get a nod in the 2016 Jazz FM Awards shortlist.
All three will compete for the UK Jazz Act of the Year crown, while Binker & Moses are also up for the Breakthrough Act of the Year award, alongside Jacob Collier and Nerija.
Elsewhere, Mercury-nominated soloist Eska has been shortlisted in the Vocalist of the Year category with Lauren Kinsella and Liane Caroll.
The Instrumentalist of the Year prize will be contested by Mark Lockheart, Theon Cross and Zoe Rahman. For a full list of nominees, please see below.
The Jazz FM Awards take place on 26 April at London’s Bloomsbury Ballroom and will feature a performance by Gregory Porter, who will also receive the Jazz Impact Award.
The awards are presented by Jazz FM and jazz event production company Serious, with support from PPL, 7digital and Yamaha.
Jonathan Arendt, chief executive of Jazz FM, said: ‘We are delighted to announce this year’s Jazz FM Awards nominees celebrating the extraordinary work from established international Grammy-winning superstars to up and coming homegrown talent, this is sure to be our biggest and best year yet.’
Full list of 2016 nominees
Breakthrough Act of the Year
Binker & Moses
International Jazz Artist of the Year
Blues Artist of the Year
Gary Clark Jnr
Soul Artist of the Year
Instrumentalist of the Year
Vocalist of the Year
Jazz Innovation of the Year
Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah
Digital Initiative of the Year
Tin Men and the Telephone
Album of the Year (public vote)
Christian Scott Stretch Music
Hiatus Kiayote Choose Your Weapon
Kamasi Washington The Epic
Maria Schneider The Thompson Fields
Charenee Wade Offering
Snarky Puppy Sylva
UK Jazz Act of the Year (Public Vote)
Binker & Moses
Sons of Kemet
Live Experience of the Year (public vote)
Ice-T and Ron McCurdy, The Langston Hughes Project at the Barbican
Maria Schneider at Symphony Hall Birmingham
Taylor McFerrin at Rio Club Glasgow
Announced on the night