This year’s Music Of Black Origins award ceremony is being held at the SECC in Glasgow tonight.
Although you wouldn’t know it from the coverage in the media, there’s a jazz category. This year’s nominations are Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall, Melody Gardot, Madeleine Peyroux and Yolanda Brown. Hancock’s clearly head-and-shoulders(-and-chest-and-stomach) above the others in terms of importance, but I don’t know what criteria the judges are using. Is it lifelong achievement? What they’ve done this year? How many extra copies of a glossy lifestyle mag a cover photo of them will shift?
One thing’s pretty certain though: this particular award will get minimal coverage on tonight’s BBC3 broadcast. (Go on Beeb, prove me wrong!)
Update: 1st October
Yolanda Brown won.