MOBO Awards 2013 Voting - Best Jazz Act

Sons of Kemet

One of the hippest of new UK bands – Sons of Kemet is a quirky quartet led by  saxophonist/clarinettist Shabaka Hutchings, with tuba virtuoso Oren Marshall and drummers Tom Skinner and Seb Rochford – plus guest guitarist Dave Okumu.

Courtney Pine

No one better embodies the dramatic transformation in the British Jazz scene over the past twenty years than Courtney Pine. The saxophonist heads a new generation of exciting and innovative musicians who have chosen to turn their talents to the demanding requirements of jazz music in all its shapes and forms.

Soweto Kinch

Soweto Kinch is a British jazz alto saxophonist and rapper. Kinch has won numerous accolades, including, in 2002, the Rising Star Award at the BBC Jazz Awards and the White Foundation world sax competition. In 2003 and 2007 he won the MOBO prize for Best Jazz Act. 

Jazz Jamaica All Stars with Urban Soul Orchestra and Brinsley Forde

Jazz Jamaica All Stars, Urban Soul Orchestra and Brinsley Forde present a sensational orchestral tribute to Bob Marley and The Wailers and their groundbreaking, iconic album, Catch A Fire in a truly spectacular musical extravaganza with 31-piece orchestra and choir.


Inspired by the fact that while the members were born in the UK and USA they are all connected artistically, historically as well as culturally via Caribbean.