The nominations are announced for the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2021. Winners will be announced on Monday 26 July. LJN is very honoured to be nominated ; thank you to people who took the trouble to put in a vote for us! Our photos concentrate on some of the two-time nominees…
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Jazz Vocalist of the Year
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Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year
Jazz Album of the Year
Byron Wallen ‘PORTRAIT: Reflections on Belonging’ (Feature by John Fordham)
Callum Au & Claire Martin ‘Songs and Stories‘ (REVIEW)
Nubya Garcia ‘Source’ (REVIEW)
Jazz Ensemble of the Year
Kansas Smitty’s House Band
Nigel Price Organ Trio/Quartet
Jazz Newcomer of the Year
Jazz Venue of the Year
Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club
Peggy’s Skylight – – Live jazz and kitchen Nottingham
Jazz Media Award
Women In Jazz Media
London Jazz News
Jazz Education Award
The Original UK Jazz Summer School
Services to Jazz Award
Lockdown Innovation Award
Liam Noble – Saturday Lockdown Live Sessions
Joe Stilgoe’s ‘Stilgoe in the Shed’ 100 shows
Adrian Cox’s Sunday Service
The Globe Newcastle upon Tyne
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The nominations have today been announced for the 2021 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.The Awards, organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) with the support of PizzaExpress Live. The recipients of the 2021 Parliamentary Jazz Awards will be announced online on Monday 26th July 2021. The Parliamentary Awards celebrate and recognise the vibrancy, diversity, talent and breadth of the jazz scene throughout the United Kingdom.
The award categories reflect the ever-increasing scope of talent from within the UK’s jazz scene: Jazz Vocalist of the Year; Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year; Jazz Album of the Year; Jazz Ensemble of the Year; Jazz Newcomer of the Year; Jazz Venue of the Year; Jazz Media Award; Jazz Education Award; and the Services to Jazz Award.
Following the online public vote for the Awards, the shortlist was then voted upon by a selection panel, that represent a broad cross-section of backgrounds united in their passion and knowledge of jazz. The winners, chosen by judging members of the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG), will be announced on Monday 26th July 2021.
John Spellar MP, Co-Chair of APPJAG, said: “These awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the talents and energies of the great musicians, educators, promoters, record labels, jazz organisations, blogs, jazz magazines and journalists who kept jazz flourishing, in spite of the challenges they faced in 2020. In a year of hardship, unparalleled in the last 76 years, these shortlists demonstrate the wealth of talent and commitment that exists in the British jazz scene. Now in its 16th year, the Parliamentary Jazz Awards honour the best of British jazz. MPs and Peers in the All Party Group are grateful to PizzaExpress Live for supporting the event.”
LINK: APPJAG website