Nominations announced for the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2022

    The nominations have today been announced for the 2022 Parliamentary Jazz Awards. The Awards, organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Group (APPJG) with the support of PizzaExpress Live. The recipients of the 2022 Parliamentary Jazz Awards will be announced on Tuesday 5th July 2022. 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  Group (APPJG), will be announced on Tuesday 5th July 2022.

    John Spellar MP, Co-Chair of APPJG, 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 helped kept jazz flourishing.  These shortlists demonstrate the wealth of talent and commitment that exists in the British jazz scene. Now in its 17th 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.”

    The full list of nominees is as follows:

    Jazz Vocalist of the Year
    Claire Martin
    Emma Smith
    Brigitte Beraha
    Jo Harrop

    Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year
    Tony Kofi
    Xhosa Cole
    Fergus McCreadie

    Jazz Album of the Year Matt Ridley “The Antidote”
    Daniel Casimir “Boxed In”
    Jo Harrop “The Heart Wants”
    Jazz Ensemble of the Year
    Kansas Smitty’s House Band
    Black Top
    Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra

    Jazz Newcomer of the Year
    Deschanel Gordon  
    Alex Clarke
    Emma Rawicz
    Chelsea Carmichael

    Jazz Venue of the Year
    Toulouse Lautrec
    The Globe, Newcastle upon Tyne
    The Verdict, Brighton

    Jazz Media Award
    The Jazz Podcast
    London Jazz News
    Jane Cornwell

    Jazz Education Award
    Jazz Camp For Young Girls  - Helena Summerfield
    Nikki Yeoh
    Pete Churchill

    Services to Jazz Award
    Mike Westbrook
    Help Musicians
    Dave Green
    Nigel Price


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