All Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2020
The nominations have today been announced for the 2020 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.The Awards, organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) with the support of PizzaExpress Live. The recipients of the 2020 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, will be announced Tuesday 30th June 2020. The Parliamentary Awards celebrate and recognise the vibrancy, diversity, talent and breadth of the jazz scene throughout the United Kingdom.
The award categories reflect the ever-increasing scope of talent from within the UK’s jazz scene: Jazz Vocalist of the Year; Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year; Jazz Album of the Year; Jazz Ensemble of the Year; Jazz Newcomer of the Year; Jazz Venue of the Year; Jazz Media Award; Jazz Education Award; and the Services to Jazz Award.
Following the online public vote for the Awards, the shortlist was then voted upon by a selection panel, who represent a broad cross-section of backgrounds united in their passion and knowledge of jazz. The winners, chosen by judging members of the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG), will be announced at on Tuesday 30th June 2020.
John Spellar MP, Co-Chair of APPJAG, said: “These shortlists demonstrate the wealth of talent and commitment that exists in the British jazz scene. Now in its 15th year, the Parliamentary Jazz Awards honours the best of British jazz. MPs and Peers in the All Party Group are delighted work with and we are extremely grateful to PizzaExpress Live for supporting the event.”
The full list of nominees is as follows:
Jazz Vocalist of the Year
Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year
Jazz Album of the Year
Seed Ensemble ‘Driftglass’
Yazz Ahmed ‘Polyhymnia’
‘Finding Home’ – Kate Williams Four Plus Three meets Georgia Mancio
Jazz Ensemble of the Year
Byron Wallen’s ‘Four Corners’
Dave/O’Higgins/Rob Luft Quartet
Nikki Iles Big Band
Jazz Newcomer of the Year
Jazz Venue of the Year
Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club
PizzaExpress Jazz Club
Jazz Media Award
Corey Mwamba “Freeness”
London Jazz News
Jazz Education Award
UK Summer School
Services to Jazz Award
Blow The Fuse
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Notes to editors
The Parliamentary Awards celebrate and recognise the vibrancy, diversity, talent and breadth of the jazz scene throughout the United Kingdom. The awards have been running since 2005.
The All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) currently has over 116 members from the House of Commons and House of Lords across all political parties. Their aim is to encourage wider and deeper enjoyment of jazz, to increase Parliamentarians’ understanding of the jazz industry and issues surrounding it, to promote jazz as a musical form and to raise its profile inside and outside Parliament. The Group’s officers as at the inaugural meeting on 26th February are Co-Chairs, John Spellar MP and Lord Mann, Vice Chairs, Alison Thewless MP and Chi Onwurah MP. Secretary, Sir Greg Knight MP and the Treasurer is Ian Paisley MP. Officers are: Lord Colwyn, Baroness Howe and Baroness Healy.