Here is the list of winners at the 2021 Jazz FM Awards, awarded earlier this evening at Under the Bridge in Chelsea:
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Tony Bennett
GOLD AWARD : Courtney Pine CBE
IMPACT AWARD: Tomorrow’s Warriors
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Jon Batiste: WE ARE
BLUES ACT OF THE YEAR : Ruthie Foster
BREAKTHROUGH ACT OF THE YEAR: Jas Kayser
THE DIGITAL AWARD sponsored by Raisin UK: Kansas Smitty’s
THE INNOVATION AWARD sponsored by Mishcon de Reya: EFG London Jazz Festival
INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR: Daniel Casimir
INTERNATIONAL JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR sponsored by Travelzoo: Gary Bartz
SOUL ACT OF THE YEAR sponsored by LouisianaTravel.com: Jon Batiste
UK JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR: Emma-Jean Thackray
VOCALIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by Hampstead Jazz Club Presents: Ego Ella May
NOTE: The Jazz FM Awards 2021 is made possible with the support of PPL and PRS for Music, Mishcon De Reya, Travelzoo, Raisin UK, Hampstead Jazz Club Presents, LouisianaTravel.com, Sky VIP, Denbies, David Arnold Music and Yamaha.
Jack Honeyborne the jazz pianist should in future be awarded the Life Time achievement Award.
He is now 93 and still playing gigs. I am not related to him.
Congratulations Jas Kaser, from your golf coach👍🏌️♂️