A CLYDEBANK jazz musician has been nominated for a prize at the Scottish Jazz Awards 2022 - and he needs your votes to be in with a chance of winning.

Laurie Moore is one of the finalists for the Rising Star accolade at the 10th edition of the awards.

He'll find out whether he's a winner when the prizes are handed out at the Savings Bank venue in Glasgow on Thursday, December 8.

Laurie plays the double bass and is described as a jazz bass maverick, with "more skills under his fingers than years to his age".

The other finalists in the category are Cara Rose, Conor Smith, Ewan Hastie and Norman Willmore.

Jill Rodger, director of the Glasgow Jazz Festival and producer of the Scottish Jazz Awards, said: “The Scottish Jazz Awards are always a pinnacle moment for the jazz scene in Scotland.

"There is so much talent to celebrate and we would like to congratulate everyone on their much-deserved nominations.

"It’s now down to the public to further explore the talent we have across the country and cast their vote over the coming weeks.”

Alan Morrison, head of music at Creative Scotland, said: “There’s no doubt that 2022 is going to go down as a great year for Scottish jazz.

"The talent that’s overflowing in every category here is absolute proof of that.

"As public voting opens, the Scottish Jazz Awards give everyone a chance to celebrate not only the individual nominees but also a vibrant sector that’s currently attracting the eyes and ears of music fans and industry professionals at home and abroad. 

"Congratulations to all the artists who are giving Scotland’s culture such a boost.”

Voting closes on Friday, November 25. To make your choices in the five 'public vote' categories - also including best vocalist, best band, best instrumentalists and best album - go to jazzfest.co.uk/awards.