The Soul Train Music Awards for Best Jazz Album are back for another year! Here are the nominees for the prestigious award.
The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual music awards show that honors the best in soul, R&B, and hip-hop music. The awards are presented by the American television network BET. The award for Best Jazz Album was first presented in 1995.
The Soul Train Music Award for Best Jazz Album is given to a recording artist who has released a jazz album that has made significant impact on the genre. This award was first presented in 1995.
The nominees for Best Jazz Album
The nominees for the Soul Train Music Award for Best Jazz Album are:
-Cynthia Erivo & Dirty Imagination Orchestra – Live in Concert
-Don Aliquo – Groove Wisdom
-Hiromi – Spark
-Jeff Lorber Fusion – Prototype
-Kamasi Washington – Heaven and Earth
The winner of Best Jazz Album
Gerald Albright won the award for Best Jazz Album at the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards. His album, “Slam Dunk,” was released on October 16, 2015.
The history of the Soul Train Music Awards
The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show which previously aired in national television syndication, but now airs on BET. The show honors the best in Black music and entertainment and is produced by the makers of the long-running television show Soul Train, which aired from 1971-2006. Despite its title, the Soul Train Music Awards for Best Jazz Album encompasses all genres of music released by black artists. In its inaugural year, 1985, the award was presented to British singer Sade for her 1984 debut album Diamond Life.
The Soul Train Music Awards for Best Jazz Album was first presented in 1985. The award was created to honor outstanding albums in any genre of music released by black artists. In its inaugural year, the award was presented to British singer Sade for her 1984 debut album Diamond Life. Since then, the award has been presented to a wide variety of artists, including Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, and George Benson. The award is not limited to jazz musicians; any black artist who releases an album that falls into the jazz category is eligible for the award.