Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hancock & Bublé Among First Annual International Jazz Awards Nominees

Herbie Hancock and Michael Bublé are atop the list of nominees for the first annual International Jazz Awards. The two artists are tied with three nominations each.

The ceremony is set for Sunday, June 29, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills with comedian D.L. Hughley hosting. In addition to the awards, the ceremony will include musical tributes to Lena Horne, Count Basie, Clint Eastwood, George and Ira Gershwin and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

The International Jazz Awards will celebrate over a hundred years of Jazz. It will entertain a worldwide audience by annually featuring guest hosts, exuberant dance numbers, and live performances by international jazz stars. The show is also being taped for television broadcast, details of which will be announced in the near future.

Nicknamed “The Louie”, in honor of the 16th note turned upside down, the award statuette will be presented to honorees in 24 encompassing categories. The nominees were selected by a 200-person committee comprised of jazz critics and writers, nightclub owners, record retailers, concert promoters, radio programmers, and radio personalities.

For further information including the complete list of nominees you can visit their website, here.

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