Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2017

Voting has now closed for the 2017 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, which takes place on Tuesday 10th October at PizzaExpress Live (Holborn). Bookmark this page to learn more about the awards in the coming weeks.

About the Parliamentary Jazz Awards


  • Jazz Album of the Year (released in 2016 by a UK band or musicians)
  • Jazz Vocalist of the Year (UK-based vocalist who impressed in 2016)
  • Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year (UK-based musician who impressed in 2016)
  • Jazz Ensemble of the Year(UK-based group who impressed in 2016)
  • 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 2016)
  • 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 in conjunction with Peroni.