Parliamentary Jazz Awards

2018 winners

Jazz Vocalist Of The Year - Ian Shaw
Jazz Instrumentalist Of The Year - Arun Ghosh
Jazz Album Of The Year - Denys Baptiste – “The Late Trane”
Jazz Ensemble Of The Year - ARQ - Alison Rayner Quintet
Jazz Newcomer Of The Year - Shirley Tetteh
Jazz Venue/Promoter Of The Year - Jazz At The Lescar in Sheffield
Jazz Media Award - Lance Liddle (Bebop Spoken Here)
Jazz Education Award - Jean Toussaint
Services To Jazz Award - Jill Rodger
Special APPJAG Award - Gary Crosby OBE

About the Parliamentary Jazz Awards

PLEASE NOTE CRITERIA FOR THE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES:

  • Jazz Album of the Year (released in 2017 by a UK band or musicians)
  • Jazz Vocalist of the Year (UK-based vocalist who impressed in 2017)
  • Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year (UK-based musician who impressed in 2017)
  • Jazz Ensemble of the Year (UK-based group who impressed in 2017)
  • Jazz Venue of the Year (including jazz clubs, venues, festivals and promoters)
  • Jazz Media Award (including broadcasters, journalists, magazines, blogs, listings and books)
  • Jazz Education Award (to an educator or project for raising the standard of jazz education in the UK)
  • Jazz Newcomer of the Year (UK-based artist, musician or group with a debut album released in 2017)
  • Services to Jazz Award (to a living person for their outstanding contribution to jazz in the UK). 


The awards are organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG), co-chaired by Kelvin Hopkins MP and Lord Colwyn, and supported by PizzaExpress Live. 

Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2017 winners

Jazz Vocalist Of The Year - Cleveland Watkiss
Jazz Instrumentalist Of The Year - Shabaka Hutchings
Jazz Album Of The Year - Dinosaur – Together As One
Jazz Ensemble Of The Year - Phronesis
Jazz Newcomer Of The Year - Nerija
Jazz Venue/Promoter Of The Year - Scarborough Jazz Festival
Jazz Media Award - Chris Philips
Jazz Education Award - Tomorrow’s Warriors
Services To Jazz Award - Tony Dudley-Evans