This year’s Scottish Jazz Awards are being held on Thursday 19 July 2012 at the Queens Hall in Edinburgh.

Most of the categories are decided from public nominations by a panel of musicians and promoters, but one, the Live Jazz award, is voted for by the public.

“Live Jazz” is a slightly odd category, as it lumps together performers, venues and festivals. I’m not sure how you’re meant to compare Havana Swing, Jazz @ Hospitalfield and the Isle of Bute Jazz Festival, but if you think you can do it, here’s a link to the entry form.

The ten nominees are:

  • Brass Jaw
  • Edinburgh Jazz Festival Orchestra
  • Glasgow International Jazz Festival
  • Havana Swing
  • Isle of Bute Jazz Festival
  • Jazz @ Hospitalfield
  • Martin Taylor
  • NeWt
  • Ryan Quigley Big Band
  • Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

Voting closes at 12 noon on Monday 2 July.