Predicting the jazz West Coast Music Awards: 2022

Looking at 4 categories with BC-based jazz artist nominees

Predicting the jazz West Coast Music Awards: 2022
L-R: Neil Swainson, Kodi Hutchinson, Al Muirhead, Reg Schwager, Kelly Jefferson

How many of this year's West Coast Music Award (WCMA) nominees for jazz can you name? I made jazz Juno predictions for you over the last 2 months and did okay. I thought we'd do it again!

In 2022, there are four categories at the WCMAs with jazz-related artist nominees. However, not all of them are full of jazz. We'll look at all five nominees in Jazz Artist of the Year, but for the other three relevant categories, we'll simply predict: will our artist(s) win, yes or no?

The ceremony won't happen for quite a while – September 28 to October 2 is when BreakOut West will happen – but the nominees are out now, so let's check them out:

  • How likely is it to win the award? (My opinion, doesn't mean I want the album to win)
  • What's something great about it?
  • What's my favourite track?

Then at the end, I'll round up my predictions.