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MOBO Awards 2020 nominations

Wed 25 November 2020

TL alumni shortlisted for Best Jazz Act

Drummer, producer, band leader and broadcaster Moses Boyd is nominated for Best Jazz Act at the 2020 MOBO Awards. This is the third time the TL alum has made the shortlist, following wins in this category in 2015 and 2017.

Since graduating from Trinity Laban in 2016 with a BMus (Hons) in Jazz Drums, Moses has also picked up The John Peel Play More Jazz Award from the 2016 Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards, Parliamentary Jazz award for Jazz Newcomer of the Year 2016, two Jazz FM awards and the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Young Jazz Musician award 2014.

Earlier this year his debut solo album Dark Matter was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize 2020.

Fellow 2016 graduate Joe Armon-Jones is also nominated for Best Jazz Act at this year’s MOBOs. A central figure on the UK jazz scene, the keyboard player and producer is a member of the award-winning Ezra Collective and collaborates with influential artists including Trinity Laban alum Nubya Garcia. He released his acclaimed second album Turn To Clear View in 2019, which NME described as “lithe and deftly arranged”, showcasing “the cross-pollination and multiculturalism of London”.

Joe won Session of the Year at the 2019 Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards andwas nominated for UK Act of the Year at the 2020 Jazz FM Award.

The MOBO awards will be broadcast on YouTube hosted by Maya Jama and Chunkz on Wednesday 9 December at 19.00.

To find out more about studying Jazz at Trinity Laban, please visit our pages.

Image L-R: Joes Armon-Jones, Moses Boyd