On November 5 the nominations for the Edison Jazz/World 2020 were announced. Among the nominees were several CvA alumni and faculty members. CvA Alumna Marta Arpini is nominated in the category Jazz Vocaal Nationaal, with her album 'Forest Light'. The jury praised her for creating a disarming, fragile atmosphere with her voice, reminiscent of cool jazz, bossa nova and the chanson tradtion. Marta graduated from the CvA in 2019 with a master's degree in Jazz Voice.
In the category Jazz Nationaal there is a nomination for the Ruud Breuls, Simon Rigter Quintet, featuring four CvA teachers: Ruud Breuls, Simon Rigter, Karel Boehlee and Marcel Serierse.
Earlier this year the nominations for the Edison Jazzism Publieksprijs (Audience Award) were announced. In the race for this award are: BRUUT!, featuring Maarten Hoogenhuis, Folkert Oosterbeek, Felix Schlarmann and Thomas Rolff and New Cool Collective, featuring regular guest teacher Benjamin Herman.
The 'Edison' is the oldest and most prestigious music award in The Netherlands, celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The award can be compared to the American Grammy, the German Echo or the British Brit Awards. The Edison winners will be announced early December.