BBC Jazz Awards

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BBC Jazz Awards
Awarded forJazz music
CountryUnited Kingdom
First awarded2001
Last awarded2011 (as The British Jazz Awards)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkBBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3

The BBC Jazz Awards were set up in 2001 and had the status of one of the premier jazz awards in the United Kingdom (among those presenting the awards were Denis Lawson, Sue Mingus, Humphrey Lyttelton, Ian Carr, Clive James, Mike Gibbs, Julian Joseph, Moira Stuart, Annie Whitehead, Mark Knopfler, Dave Brubeck, and Kenneth Clarke).[1] There were awards for Best Musician, Best Vocalist, Rising Star, Best Album, Jazz Innovation, Radio 2 Jazz Artist, Services to Jazz, Best of Jazz and others.

Programmes linked to the awards were broadcast on both Radio 2 and Radio 3. In March 2009, the BBC announced that the Jazz Awards were closed.[2]



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  1. ^ a b "Winners of the BBC Radio Jazz Awards 2002". All About Jazz. 15 August 2002. Archived from the original on 13 February 2008.
  2. ^ Donovan, Paul (22 March 2009). "Mystery of missing BBC music awards". The Sunday Times. London. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  3. ^ "BBC - Press Office - BBC Radio Jazz Awards". Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Jazz winners span generations". 30 July 2003. Retrieved 27 October 2020 – via
  5. ^ "BBC - Press Office - BBC Jazz Awards 2004". Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  6. ^ "BBC - Press Office - Fifth BBC Jazz Awards winners". Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  7. ^ "John Cumming of Serious OBE in Queen's Birthday Honours". 14 June 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  8. ^ "A thriller for Quincy Jones as jazz awards honour giant of 20th". The Independent. 13 July 2006. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  9. ^ "BBC - Press Office - 2007 BBC Jazz Awards". Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  10. ^ "BBC - Press Office - Winners at BBC Jazz Awards 2008". Retrieved 27 October 2020.

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