The ceremony, now in its eighth year, is organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG).
The APPJAG currently has 100 members from the House of Commons and House of Lords across all political parties. Their aim is to encourage wider and deeper enjoyment of jazz, to increase Parliamentarians' understanding of the jazz industry and issues surrounding it, to promote jazz as a musical form and to raise its profile inside and outside Parliament.
The Group's officers are co-chairs Michael Connarty MP and Lord Colwyn, Baroness Coussins and Treasurer Kelvin Hopkins MP.
The awards are sponsored by music licensing company PPL and Jazz Services and feature nine categories; Jazz Musician of the Year, Jazz Album of the Year, Jazz Ensemble of the Year, Live Jazz Award, Jazz Journalist of the Year, Jazz Broadcaster of the Year, Jazz Publication of the Year, Jazz Education Award, and the Services to Jazz Award.
A record 1,864 members of the public sent online entries for the Awards via the Jazz Services website and the winners are to be chosen by judging members of the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group in Parliament.
The winners ceremony which will take place at the House of Commons on May 16 will be hosted by Paul Gambaccini and will feature a special guest performance by James Pearson and The Ronnie Scott's All Stars.
Fran Nevrkla, Chairman, PPL said: "We at PPL are delighted to continue our long standing relationship with APPJAG and to be the main sponsor of these Awards.
"These Jazz Awards remain a special night for Parliament, the jazz community and award recipients as well as for PPL and the music industry generally."
Michael Connarty MP, Co-Chair of APPJAG, said: "These shortlists show the fantastic strength of British jazz at the moment and it will be a difficult job for MPs and Peers to choose the winners."
The full list of nominees is:
Jazz Musician of the Year
Jazz Album of the Year
Liane Carroll 'Up and Down'
McCormack & Yarde Duo 'Places Other Spaces'
Phil Robson 'The Immeasurable Code'
The Impossible Gentlemen 'The Impossible Gentlemen'
Jazz Ensemble of the Year
Beats & Pieces Big Band
Kate Williams Septet
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
Live Jazz Award of the Year
Scarborough Jazz Festival
The Spin, Oxford
Jazz Journalist of the Year
Jazz Broadcaster of the Year
Jazz Publication of the Year
Jazz in London
London Jazz Blogspot
Jazz Education Award
Gary Crosby OBE
Services to Jazz Award