Parliamentary Jazz Awards

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The Parliamentary Jazz Awards in the United Kingdom are organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group at the Houses of Parliament in London. The group consists of over a hundred members drawn from across the UK political parties. The awards were the brainchild Bob Blizzard [Waveney MP] a long time enthusiast of the jazz genre who was concerned that there was a lack of national recognition for the work of jazz performers and venues across the UK. Bob was involved with organising and running the awards for 11 years. Also supporting the awards are Jazz Services, Jazz UK, Jazzwise,[1] the UK Musicians' Union jazz section, and PPL.[2]

There are nine categories:[3]

  1. Jazz Musician of the Year
  2. Jazz Ensemble of the Year
  3. Jazz Venue of the Year
  4. Jazz Journalist of the Year
  5. Jazz CD of the Year (released during the previous year by a band or musician)
  6. Jazz Broadcaster of the Year
  7. Jazz Publication of the Year
  8. Jazz Education Award (for a person who has contributed to jazz in education)
  9. Services to Jazz Award

In 2009, a special award was presented to Ronnie Scott's jazz club, as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the well-known London club that year.[3]

Winners[edit]

2017[edit]

  • Jazz Vocalist of the Year: Cleveland Watkiss
  • Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year: Shabaka Hutchings
  • Jazz Album of the Year: Together As One, Dinosaur
  • Jazz Ensemble of the Year: Phronesis
  • Jazz Venue of the Year Jazz: Scarborough Jazz Festival
  • Jazz Newcomer of the Year: Nerija
  • Jazz Media Award: Chris Philips
  • Jazz Education Award: Tomorrows Warriors
  • Services to Jazz Award: Tony Dudley-Evans
  • APPJAG Special Awards: Jim Mullen

2016[edit]

2015[edit]

  • Jazz Vocalist of the Year: Norma Winstone
  • Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year: Laura Jurd
  • Jazz Album of the Year: Swamp by Partisans
  • Jazz Ensemble of the Year: Engines Orchestra
  • Jazz Venue of the Year: St Ives Jazz Club
  • Jazz Newcomer of the Year: Peter Edwards
  • Jazz Media Award: London Jazz News website
  • Jazz Education Award: National Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • Services to Jazz Award: Chris Hodgkins
  • Special Award: Peter Ind[5]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

2011
  • Jazz Musician of the Year: Brian Kellock
  • Jazz Album of the Year: Midas, John Turville
  • Jazz Ensemble of the Year: Brass Jaw
  • Jazz Promoter/Venue of the Year: The Hideaway (Streatham, London)
  • Jazz Journalist of the Year: John Fordham
  • Jazz Broadcaster of the Year: Paul Barnes
  • Jazz Publication of the Year: Goin' Home: The Uncompromising Life and Music of Ken Colyer by Mike Pointon, Ray Smith, Martin Colyer
  • Jazz Education Award: Ian Darrington
  • Services to Jazz Award: Coleridge Goode
  • Special Award: Cleo Laine

2010[edit]

2009[edit]

  • Jazz Musician of the Year: Phil Robson
  • Jazz CD of the Year: Howeird, The Sam Crockatt Quartet
  • Jazz Ensemble of the Year: The Ryan Quigley Sextet
  • Jazz Venue of the Year: Fleece Jazz (South East England)
  • Jazz Journalist of the Year: Kevin LeGendre
  • Jazz Broadcaster of the Year: Sarah Ward
  • Jazz Publication of the Year: jazzreloaded.com
  • Jazz Education Award: Richard Michael
  • Services to Jazz Award: Val Wilmer

2008[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jazz breaking news: Voting Now Open For 2010 All Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Jazzwise, 20 January 2010.
  2. ^ Voting now open for Sixth Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2010, PPL, UK, 18 January 2010.
  3. ^ a b Parliamentary Jazz Awards Winners Are Announced, Jazzwise, 21 May 2009.
  4. ^ Quinn, Peter (11 May 2016). "2016 Parliamentary Jazz Awards". The Arts Desk. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "This year's Parliamentary Jazz Awards". Jazzwise. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Winners announced at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2012". PPL. 7 May 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2015.