Friday, May 18, 2018

Edison Awards 2018 nominees

The Jazz/World Edison Awards nominees have been announced! Among the nominees are 3 Challenge Records artists: Fay Claassen, Joost Lijbaart and the Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet. Bram Stadhouders and Eric Ineke from Challenge Records sub labels BuzzMusic and Daybreak are also nominated.

Fay Claassen and her album Luck Child are nominated in the category “National Vocal Jazz”. In the category “National Jazz”, Joost Lijbaart’s Under the Surface and the Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet’s Goldbrun are nominated. Eric Ineke is nominated in the “Document” category for his album Let There Be Life, Love and Laughter. The Edison Awards will be assigned by an independent and prominent committee of judges.

The audience can vote for their favorite as well. Fay Claassens, Yuri Honing and Bram Stadhouders are nominated for the public award. Fay Claassens is nominated for her interpretations of her favorite songs on her new album Luck Child. She performs them in a very successful manner, making them her own, stretching her musical boundaries.

Yuri Honing is nominated for the public award with his Acoustic Quartet, for their album Goldbrun. On this album, they focus on the West-European classical music tradition and apply this to jazz music. This way, they create a new view on jazz and the possibilities of this genre. The recording as well as the design are praised by the judges.

Bram Stadhouders and his album and accompanying project Big Barrel Organ are also nominated for the public award. The guitarist plays the Rhapsody dance-organ with his guitar, using MIDI as a communication medium. His album contains 8 pieces; some improvised, others composed. An astounding result, according to the judges.

The audience can vote on their favorite artists here. On Friday, July 6th, the awards will be presented as a part of North Sea Round Town, the North Sea Jazz fringe festival, in jazz venue LantarenVenster, Rotterdam.

Luck Child
Fay Claassen
€ 19.95     BUY

Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet
€ 19.95     BUY

Big Barrel Organ 
Bram Stadhouders
€ 17.95     BUY

Under the Surface 
Joost Lijbaart / Sanne Rambags / Bram Stadhouders
€ 19.95     BUY

Let There Be Life, Love and Laughter 
Eric Ineke
€ 18.95     BUY