The winners at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards

Best jazz ensemble: Brass Jaw

Down at the Houses of Parliament the great, the good and the nominated, who are both great and good, are having a fine time at this year’s Parliamentary Jazz Awards.

One of the nominees is Sebastian Scotney, for his excellent LondonJazz blog. He might not have made the big prize, but such is the professionalism of the man, he was busy tweeting the results as they were announced.

Which is why I can tell you that these were the winners – in red – and remind you once again who the nominees were. And hearty congratulations to every one of them, whether they were successful this evening or not. There aren’t nearly enough jazz honours around, so we need to embrace those that there are. And all these names make a huge contribution to jazz in Britain.

Jazz Musician of the Year
Brian Kellock
Django Bates
Jim Hart

Jazz Album of the Year
Django Bates Beloved Bird
John Turville Midas
Norma Winstone Stories Yet To Tell
Tim Whitehead Colour Beginnings

Jazz Ensemble of the Year
Brass Jaw
Jason Yarde/Andrew McCormack
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

Jazz Promoter/Venue of the Year
606 Club (London)
Birmingham Jazz
Hideaway (London)
London Jazz Festival
Scarborough Jazz Festival (Yorkshire)
The Vortex Jazz Club (London)

Jazz Journalist of the Year
Alyn Shipton
John Fordham
Kevin Le Gendre

Jazz Broadcaster of the Year
Alan Steadman
Helen Mayhew
Jez Nelson
Mike Chadwick
Paul Barnes

Jazz Publication of the Year
Jazz UK
LondonJazz blog
Goin’ Home: The Uncompromising Life and Music of Ken Colyer by Mike Pointon, Ray Smith, Martin Colyer

Jazz Education Award
Dr Ian Darrington MBE
Nick Smart
Professor Tommy Smith

Services to Jazz Award
Coleridge Goode
Dr Ian Darrington MBE
Peter Ind

There was also a special award given to Dame Cleo Laine.

And thanks again to Sebastian.

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  1. Brian Kellock and Brass Jaw voted the best in the UK « Byas'd Opinion

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