Framlingham jazz singer Polly Gibbons up for Jazz FM ‘vocalist of the year’ award

Polly Gibbons, pictured performing at Jazz at the Pavilion in Orford, is up for a Jazz FM award. Pic

Polly Gibbons, pictured performing at Jazz at the Pavilion in Orford, is up for a Jazz FM award. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR - Credit: Archant

A jazz singer from Suffolk has been nominated for “vocalist of the year” in an award ceremony held in celebration of the genre.

Polly Gibbons, who is originally from Framlingham, is among the contenders in the 2017 Jazz FM Awards taking place on April 25 – the 100th anniversary of Ella Fitzgerald’s birth.

This year’s gala will see 13 awards presented to a range of artists credited for “carving the way forward in the worlds of jazz, blues and soul”.

Some of the stars up for awards are The Rolling Stones and Gregory Porter who are vying for public votes to be named “album of the year”.

Polly, who rose to fame in the mid-2000s, was first nominated for a BBC Jazz Award in 2006, before she had even released an album.


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Her first release came in 2014 and was co-written with the musical director of the infamous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.

She is up against Carleen Anderson and Norma Winstone in the vocalist of the year category.

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