WINNERS in the 27th British Jazz Awards produced by Big Bear Music

Big Bear Music in Birmingham have announced the winners in the 27th British Jazz Awards, produced in association with The Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District for the first time, and we have updated our previouspost. with the WINNERS IN BOLD CAPITALS. The awards ceremony was held at St Pauls in Birmingham (above- photo credit Oosoom/ creative commons) on July 10th. Thanks to @JQDTBirmingham and Matt Blackwell for live- tweeting 

Trumpet: Bruce Adams, Guy Barker, ENRICO TOMASSO (2012 winner), Steve Waterman

Trombone: Ian Bateman, MARK NIGHTINGALE (2012 winner), Dennis Rollins, Roy Williams

Clarinet: ALAN BARNES (2012 winner), Tony Coe, Mark Crooks, Julian Marc Stringle

Alto Saxophone: ALAN BARNES (2012 winner), Nigel Hitchcock, Peter King, Derek Nash

Tenor Saxophone: Robert Fowler, Karen Sharp(2012 winner), Art Themen, BOBBY WELLINS

Piano: Nikki Iles, Craig Milverton, David Newton(2012 winner), GARETH WILLIAMS

Guitar: Dominic Ashworth, Dave Cliff, JIM MULLEN, Martin Taylor(2012 winner)

Bass: Andy Cleyndert, Alec Dankworth (2012 winner), DAVE GREEN, Len Skeat

Drums: STEVE BROWN (2012 winner), Sebaastian de Krom, Ralph Salmins, Bobby Worth

Miscellaneous: Alan Barnes (Baritone Saxophone), Mick Foster (Baritone Saxophone), Christian Garrick (Violin), JIM HART (Vibraphone)- (2012 winner Courtney Pine – soprano sax)

Vocals: Liane Carroll (2012 winner), Claire Martin, ANITA WARDELL, Val Wiseman

Rising Star: Henry Armburg Jennings, Laura Jurd, Ed Richardson, TIM THORNTON (2012 winner Jamie Brownfield)

Big Band: Back To Basie, BBC BIG BAND, Beats & Pieces, The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (2012 winner SNJO)

Small Group: Brass Jaw, DIGBY FAIRWEATHER’s HALF DOZEN (2012 winner), The Great Wee Band, Tipitina

New Album: CLAIRE MARTIN – TOO MUCH IN LOVE TO CARE (Linn), Courtney Pine – House of Legends (Destin-E World), Mark Lockheart – Ellington In Anticipation (Subtone), Martin Taylor/Alan Barnes – Two For The Road (Woodville)

Reissued Album: Bobby Wellins Quartet – Birds Of Brazil (Hep), British Traditional Jazz At A Tangent Volumes 1&2 (Lake), Joe Harriott – Movement/High Spirits (Dutton Vocalion), STAN TRACEY – THREE CLASSIC ALBUMS PLUS  (Avid)

Services to Jazz: CHRIS HODGKINS
The nominators were:

Bob Weir (Jazz Journal) Chris Hodgkins (Jazz Services) Cole Mathieson (The Concorde Club) Dave Gelly (The Observer) David Nathan (The British Jazz Archive) Dick Laurie (Allegedly Hot News International) Fred Lindop (Swanage Jazz Festival) Jerry Brown (Norwich Jazz Party) Liz Lincoln (Promoter) Lord Anthony Colwyn (Chair, All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group) Mike Gordon (Scarborough Jazz Festival) Mike Pointon (Jazz Writer)Peter Vacher (Jazz Writer) Ron Simpson (The Jazz Rag) Tony Augarde (Musicweb International)

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