Submissions are now open for the fourth JUMP Music Video Awards which takes place on Friday 4th October 2019 as part of the SELAH FESTIVAL Music & Arts. This music videos only event recognises the very best in artistic collaboration between performers and filmmakers/video production outfits through a professional and experienced panel of judges in the creative field .
There are over twelve UK and nine international categories up for grab. Stellar dignitaries from recording artists, television, radio and other media personalities are expected to gather to see the outcomes that has included past winners like recording artist Bobby Bovell who joined forces with his father Dennis Bovell (known for creating the musical genre Lovers Rock) for the visually potent LOVE LOVE video. He was the first artist to scoop three top awards
Other winners have included Manchester Rapper Crown Freedom with Caught In The Madness and Sarah Teibo who has been a recipient of Best Solo Female, and nominated two years in a row.
Sarah will be performing live at these awards alongside ‘Open Mic Queen Of Blessed Souls’ Adelaide McKenzie, and outstanding vocalists Brenda Emmanuel and Elaine Rose. Each will bring their own flavas of soul/rnb/reggae and traditional Gospel. All backed by the Gospel Brunch Group from the world famous 606 Club in London led by musical director Andre Gabriel.
Host Presenter for the night will be Broadcaster and Artist Management Executive Lorraine Andrews who made popular the “Unsigned” Premier Gospel Radio Show.
Juliet Fletcher, who originated the idea of JUMP Music Video Awards, leads the team staging the Selah Festival programme and explains its inclusion by stating: ” JUMP allows people to experience great music entwined with concentrated visual stories that give food for thought and enjoyment too. It will bring a different level of engagement extended alongside live performances and hopefully engender new long-term fans. She added, “These awards are as much as about encouragement as they are in recognition of the performance, imagination and the skill of those in collaboration to express creativity”.
The Festival venue, Holy Sepulchre, is home of the National Musicians Church. It became widely known through its role in holding special services, keeping a Book Of Remembrance recognising famous composers and other musical virtuosos including Sir Henry Wood co-founder of BBC Proms. Lew Jackson, Chair of the Festival Committee, is excited by the program – ” Selah Festival seeks to add a new level of diversity and spirituality in this its second year of operation”.