BBC Jazz Awards

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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]









  1. ^ "Winners of the BBC Radio Jazz Awards 2002". All About Jazz. 15 August 2002. Archived from the original on 13 February 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Donovan, Paul (22 March 2009). "Mystery of missing BBC music awards". The Sunday Times. London. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  3. ^ "John Cumming of Serious OBE in Queen's Birthday Honours". 14 June 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2016.