The recipients of the 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards were announced on Tuesday 3 December with the 10 categories representing the diversity of the UK’s jazz scene.
Organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG), and presented at the PizzaExpress Live in Holborn, the awards presenters included British politicians and UK musicians including APPJAG co-chairs Kelvin Hopkins and Lord Colwyn, and jazz industry figures Jon Newey, Deirdre Cartwright, Danielle White, Steve Crocker, Simon Cooke, Gary Crosby OBE, Kevin Le Gendre and Baroness Coussins.
The winners are:
Jazz Vocalist of the Year: Zoe Gilby
Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year: Josephine Davies
Jazz Album of the Year: Fergus McCreadie's Turas
Jazz Ensemble of the Year: Ezra Collective
Jazz Newcomer of the Year: Xhosa Cole
Jazz Venue of the Year: Watermill Jazz, Dorking
Jazz Media Award: Ian Mann, The Jazz Mann
Jazz Education Award: Nikki Iles
Services to Jazz Award: Dame Cleo Laine
Special APPJAG Award: Henry Lowther
For more info visit www.pizzaexpresslive.com/parliamentary-jazz-awards