Irvine musician Alyn Cosker has been nominated for a Scottish Jazz Award in the Best Instrumentalist category.

Drummer Alyn is amongst the prestigious nominees at the 5th Scottish Jazz Awards, which will be making a much anticipated return this year after 4 years absence.

Born in Irvine in 1979, Alyn started playing drums at the age of thirteen.

After studying music at Strathclyde University, he launched a career that has seen him become one of the UK’s most versatile drummers.

He has recorded with jazz, pop and folk musicians, including Tommy Smith, Paul Towndrow, Wolfstone, Scottish traditional pianist Sandy Meldrum and singer Isobel Campbell and worked with jazz musicians including Courtney Pine, Lee Konitz, Jim Mullen, Liane Carroll and Frank Gambale.

He released his first album, Lyn’s Une, on Linn Records in 2009.

The awards are part of Glasgow Jazz Festival and the ceremony will take place on the festival’s closing night at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on Sunday, June 25, celebrating Scotland’s vibrant jazz scene and the up and coming musicians who are part of it.

The public can vote for their winner at until 5pm on June 2.