Okeh artists nominated for ECHO JAZZ awards
Okeh artists nominated for ECHO JAZZ awards

The German Phono Academy announced the nominees of the ECHO JAZZ 2017, selected by the jury. The selection shows jazz in all its facets: In addition to newcomers you'll also encounter long established artists. 
Cultural ambassador Dr. Carsten Brosda commented:
"This year the ECHO Jazz is once again the prelude to the Elbjazz Festival, where for the first time the Elbphilharmonie plays a central role as a performance venue. The ECHO Jazz emphasizes the over-regional significance of the music city of Hamburg. My thanks go to the Federal Association of the Music Industry and also to the NDR as a media partner for their great commitment to implementing the ECHO Jazz for the fifth time in Hamburg."

Okeh Records is represented by several artists who have the chance to win awards in various categories. 
Among the nominees are: Branford Marsalis, Nils Petter Molvaer, Dhafer Youssef, Theo Croker and Bill Frisell

Kategorie 2: Ensemble international
Branford Marsalis Quartet: Upward Spiral    
Nils Petter Molvaer Band: Buoyancy

Kategorie 4: Sänger/Sängerin international
Dhafer Youssef: Diwan Of Beauty And Odd

Kategorie 8: Instrumentalist/in international Saxophon/Woodwinds
Branford Marsalis: Upward Spiral

Kategorie 10: Instrumentalist/in international Drums/Percussion
Jeff Ballard: Brad Mehldau Trio: Blues And Ballads

Kategorie 14: Instrumentalist/in international Blechblasinstrumente/Brass
Theo Croker: Escape Velocity
Nils Petter Molvaer: Buoyancy

Kategorie 16: Instrumentalist/in international Gitarre
Bill Frisell: When You Wish Upon A Star

Kategorie 17: Instrumentalist/in Besondere Instrumente
Dhafer Youssef (Oud): Diwan Of Beauty And Odd

​The winners will be announced on June 1st, 2017.

For more information on the awards visit: http://www.echojazz.de/jazz-nominierte-2017/  

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