Winners announced for Parliamentary Jazz Awards

Jazz FM’s Chris Philips won best Jazz Media Award!

The APPJAG Parliamentary Jazz Awards were held in London last night, where politicians and musicians come together to celebrate the genre. It is normally hosted at The Houses of Parliament, but this year moved to a new home at Pizza Express’s new venue in Holburn. 

Winners this year included vocalist Cleveland Watkiss, instrumentalist Shabaka Hutchings, and jazz educators Tomorrows Warriors. The jazz venue of the year was won by Scarborough Jazz Festival and Jazz FM’s own Chris Philips was awarded the jazz media prize. Guitarist Jim Mullen was given a special prize to honour his decades’ hard work on the UK scene.

Compare Ross Dines from Pizza Express said  “This has been a really strong year for the Parliamentary Jazz Awards in terms of talent and nominations. The well deserved recipients are a veritable who’s who of names that have made a real impact on the music and helped make the UK one of the world’s leading jazz territories”.

The full list of nominees and winners is below…

Jazz Vocalist of the Year - WINNER: Cleveland Watkiss 
Nominees: Georgia Mancio, Alice Zawadzki

Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year- WINNER: Shabaka Hutchings 
Nominees: Jim Mullen, Tori Freestone 

Jazz Album of the Year- WINNER:  Dinosaur – Together As One 
Nominees: Shabaka Hutchings – Wisdom Of The Elders, Tim Garland – One 

Jazz Ensemble of the Year - WINNER: Phronesis 
Nominees: Partikel, Binker and Moses 

Jazz Newcomer of the Year- WINNER: Nerija 
Nominees: Corrie Dick, Ezra Collective, Jacob Collier 

Jazz Venue of the Year - WINNER: Scarborough Jazz Festival
Nominees: Watermill Jazz Club, Jazz Re:Freshed, PizzaExpress Live 

Jazz Media Award- WINNER: Chris Philips 
Nominees: Jazzwise, Kevin Le Gendre 

Jazz Education Award- WINNER: Tomorrows Warriors 
Nominees: Jean Toussaint, Andrea Vicari 

Services to Jazz Award-WINNER: Tony Dudley-Evans 
Nominees: Sue Edwards, Henry Lowther, Gary Crosby 

Special APPJAG Award: Jim Mullen

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