The Australian Jazz Awards (The Bells)

recognise and encourage excellence in the performance, creativity,
recording and performance of jazz in Australia.


WE INVITE ALL JAZZ ENTHUSIASTS TO HAVE A DIRECT INPUT TO INFLUENCE THE OUTCOME OF OUR NOMINATION PROCESS.


WHY JOIN?

You have the chance to influence the Jazz scene by having the opportunity to vote on all nominees in all Award categories.

THE CATEGORIES FOR 2016 AWARDS ARE AS FOLLOWS

Best Australian

JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM

Best Australian

INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ ALBUM

Best

PRODUCED ALBUM

Best Australian

SMALL JAZZ BAND

(up to 6 members)

Best Australian

JAZZ SONG / COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR

Best Australian

JAZZ ENSEMBLE

Young Australian

JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Graeme Bell

HALL OF FAME AWARD

(In recognition of an outstanding career)

BENEFITS

Be part of the Academy and enjoy additional benefits

Voting rights

Invitation to
special events

Concerts
(Concession rates)

Have your opinion heard
in public discussions

ABOUT US

The Australian Jazz Awards (The Bells) recognise and encourage excellence in the performance, creativity, recording and performance of jazz in Australia.

In honour of one of the greats of Australian jazz - the late Graeme Bell, MBE, AO - the Australian Jazz Awards are informally known as 'the Bell Awards'. Prize: $5000 - For the winner (or collective winners) per category. The Australian Jazz Bell Awards Limited is a non for Profit Company.