Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2018

Voting is now open for the 2018 APPJAG Parliamentary Jazz Awards, which takes place on Tuesday 16th 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 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