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