The winners of the 7th Scottish Jazz Awards were unveiled last night at a prestigious ceremony at Drygate in Glasgow, as Scotland’s vibrant jazz scene gathered to pay tribute to its standout musical talent.

Ticketmaster sponsored a new prize ‘Services To Scottish Jazz Award’, celebrating those working behind the scenes in the industry and chosen by the panel.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was also selected by the panel and this year’s recipient Martin Taylor joins a revered hall of fame which includes Fionna Duncan and Carol Kidd.

For the remaining categories, thousands of people voted from a shortlist online to decide which of Scotland’s most revered jazz musicians scooped a Scottish Jazz Award.

Jill Rodger, Director of Glasgow Jazz Festival and host of the Scottish Jazz Awards, said: “The Scottish Jazz Awards are about honouring some of the most talented and revered musicians in the industry. The public and the panel did not have an easy feat deciding which of Scotland’s exceptional jazz musicians should receive these awards – huge congratulations to everyone who was nominated, and to all of our winners. The recognition is richly deserved.”

Congratulations to all!

Winners of the 7th Scottish Jazz Awards are as follows:

Best Vocalist Award sponsored by Whighams Jazz Club: Georgia Cecile

Best Instrumentalist Award sponsored by ESP Music Rentals: Brian Kellock

Best Band Award sponsored by Musicians’ Union: Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

Best Album Award sponsored by Birnam CD: Fergus McCreadie Trio, Turas

Rising Star Award sponsored by The Blue Arrow: Marianne McGregor

Services to Scottish Jazz sponsored by Ticketmaster: Jazz Scotland

Lifetime Achievement Award in association with Help Musicians Scotland: Martin Taylor