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Arts / Norman nominated for ‘rising star’ Scottish Jazz Award

Norman Willmore photographed by Liam Henderson.

A SHETLAND saxophone player has been nominated for a Scottish Jazz Award.

Norman Wilmore said the nomination for the rising star prize was a “huge surprise”.

The musician is originally from Shetland but now lives in Glasgow.

He recently released the live album Alive & Well at the Muckle Roe Hall, which was also pressed onto vinyl.

“I’m super excited to be nominated alongside so many talented people, who are also friends,” Willmore said.

“I really did not know it was going to happen, so came as a huge surprise.

“The awards are a great thing for jazz in Scotland, and I encourage everyone to listen and check out all the nominees and vote for your favourites.”

People can vote for Willmore here up until 5pm on 29 November.

The winners of the awards will be announced at a ceremony on 8 December.

The shortlist was drawn together by a panel of industry specialists and last year’s winners.

The Scottish Jazz Awards is produced as an independent event by the organisers of Glasgow Jazz Festival.

Meanwhile Glasgow act Rose Room and their vocalist/violinist Seonaid Aitken – who performed in Shetland at the weekend – have also been nominated.

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