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The nominees have been announced for the second annual BBC Radio Jazz Awards. This sparkling event staged by BBC Radios 2 and 3 will take place on Wednesday July 31st at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

The BBC Radio Jazz Awards coincide with a resurgence of interest in jazz. Robbie’s into Swing and Radiohead are into Humph, St. Germain and Courtney Pine are playing Hyde Park, and Diana Krall records sell by the million. And, according to Mintel, jazz is the most popular live music in the c …

Alyn Shipton wins the 'Jazz Writer of the Year' Award for his New History of Jazz in the British Hamlet Jazz awards. The prize was presented at last week's ceremony by Humphrey Lyttelton, who described the book as 'the definitive history of jazz'.

'A New History Of Jazz' has also been nominated for the 'Best Book About Jazz' category in the prestigious Jazz Journalists Association awards, which take place on 19 June 2002 in New York.

It's plaudits so far include the following:

"The b …

New label Zone 7 brings global pop and R&B to Britain

CANDID Records announces the launch of new R&B/pop imprint ZONE 7, a bold move into new areas of music outside its position as the UK's most dynamic jazz company. The 40 year old label, whose catalogue includes legendary albums from jazz greats such as CHARLES MINGUS, MAX ROACH and ABBEY LINCOLN, has enjoyed much recent success with US singer STACEY KENT and instrumentalists JIM TOMLINSON and DAVE O’HIGGINS< …

The UK's most pro-active award winning independent record labels hosts its fifth annual jazz festival in London, highlighting established stars such as Stacey Kent and Donald Harrison, showcasing phenomenal new talent, such as Jamie Cullum and Christian Scott and featuring eight great new Candid albums.

  • Sunday 3rd November
    MÔNICA VASCONCELOS and NOIS at Ronnie Scotts
    Miss Vasconcelos is the latest addition to the CANDID artist roster and today sees the launch of her fabulous new …
  • January 12 - 13, 2003 - STACEY KENT AT THE OAK ROOM, ALGONQUIN HOTEL, NEW YORK
    59 West 44th St. (Bet 5th & 6th Avs.)

    Featuring:
    Stacey Kent - vocals, Jim Tomlinson - sax, Matthew Fries - piano, Pat O'Leary - bass

    "A steady current of joy that animates her singing lends the popular standards she chooses with impeccable taste a freshness that feels utterly contemporary...what raises it all to another level is the intensely romantic connection between the singer …

    Candid Records is very proud to announce the signing of a vocal superstar, the remarkably talented Jacqui Dankworth.

    Most latterly seen as the key component of the Field of Blue project alongside Harvey Brough, Jacqui has worked on a highly impressive range of projects, including recent collaborations with bassist brother Alec Dankworth, Tim Garland, Gerard Presencer, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, a national tour with the Brodsky Quartet and the all-female group The Passion.

    Candid Records is delighted to announce the launch of their new website - www.candidrecords.com. Using OS Commerce technology, the new-look website is now full searchable by artist, genre or keyword and presents the latest artist and recording news from the world of Candid, plus the latest secure technology for online payment processing giving customers peace of mind when ordering online.

    The Candid website continues to offer competitive shipping rates including free postage

    Cormac Kenevey - is the newest discovery by Alan Bates, CEO Candid Records, known for his midas touch in discovering and recording new jazz singers who rapidly move into the ‘star’ category.

    "We are delighted to welcome Cormac into the CANDID fold. He is a uniquely talented vocalist as well as being an accomplished songwriter. His seemingly effortless professionalism bodes well for a long and successful international career," says Alan Bates.

    Cormac follows CANDID’S successes in recent yea

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