There was an awards bash in London last night – The 2014/15 Jazz FM Awards, in association with Serious.
Three awards were put out to public vote: Album of the year; Live Experience of the year; and UK Jazz Act of the year. The winners in these categories were: Dianne Reeves’ Beautiful Life; Loose Tubes at Cheltenham Jazz Festival; and GoGo Penguin.
The most entertaining acceptance speech must surely – I wasn’t there – have been from Jason Moran for his Jazz Innovation award. He appeared in a video clip wearing his Fats Waller giant head which was pumping out hearts of appreciation. You can see it on Jazz FM’s Facebook page here.
London Jazz News was there and here is their full list of the winners. Congratulations to all.