Congratulations to this year’s winners

The Australian Jazz Bell Awards recognise and encourage excellence in the performance, creativity, recording and presentation of jazz in Australia. In honour of one of the greats of Australian jazz – Graeme Bell, MBE, AO – the Australian Jazz Awards are informally known as ‘the Bell Awards’.


2016 Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album – sponsored by TarraWarra Estate Winery
•    Kristin Berardi – Where Or When
Best Australian Instrumental Jazz Album – sponsored by Bird’s Basement
•    Barney McAll – Mooroolbark
Best Produced Album – sponsored by Alfi Records
•    Mike Nock / Laurence Pike – Beginning And End of Knowing
Best Australian Small Jazz Band – sponsored by Brand Partners
•    Allan Browne Quintet – Ithaca Bound
Best Australian Jazz Song of the Year – sponsored by APRA/AMCOS
•    Barney McAll – Nectar Spur (Mooroolbark)
Best Australian Jazz Ensemble – sponsored by Monash University
•    Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra – 2015 Live Performance Compilation
Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year – sponsored by Fender Katsalidis Architects
•    Olivia Chindamo
Graeme Bell Hall of Fame – Joe Chindamo