Stan Tracey receiving the first ever Ivors Jazz Award Grosvenor House Hotel, London, 17th May 2012 Photo Credit: Mark Allan
The 57th Ivor Novello Awards ceremony, arranged by BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) in association with PRS for Music, was held on Thursday May 17th. There was a completely new category this year, the Ivors Jazz Award. This first award was made to Stan Tracey CBE. The Ivor Novello awards are voted for by the members of the Academy, and aim to “celebrate, honour and reward excellence in songwriting and composing.” Congratulations.