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.