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Saturday, 9 January 2016

Your vote in the 2016 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

Award winners 2015 

The voting has opened for the 2016 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, The deadline is Thus 18th Feb 2016 Cast your vote here! http://surveymonkey.com/r/APPJAG2016

Categories are - Jazz Album of the Year, Jazz Vocalist of the Year, Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year, Jazz Ensemble of the Year, Jazz Venue of the Year, Jazz Media Award; Jazz Education Award; Jazz Newcomer of the Year and Services to Jazz Award The awards are organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group, co-chaired by Jason McCartney MP and Lord Colwyn. More details are on the Jazz UK site http://jazzuk.org.uk/

We'll keep you up to date with shortlisting and eventual winners. which will be on the 10th May. 

Let's get some northern jazz in the frame! Would you like suggestions for jazz venue of the year? How about some of your great Northern jazz venues/artists (and NorVolJazz members) below....

Boston Spa Jazz
Capstone Theatre/Liverpool International Jazz Festival
Darlington Jazz and Festival
Davenham Jazz
Dove Jazz Buxton
Grimsby Jazz and Cleethorpes Jazz Festival
Heart Jazz Leeds
Hornby Jazz
J Night - Hull Jazz Festival
Jazz at Huddersfield Head of Steam
Jazz at the Keys Huddersfield
Jazz Co-Op Newcastle
Jazz North East Newcastle
Lancaster Jazz Festival
Liverpool Jazz
Marsden Jazz Festival
Newcastle Arts Centre and Jazz Café
Parr Jazz Liverpool
Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues club and Festival
Saltburn Jazz
Scarborough Jazz and Festival
Seven Jazz Leeds
Southport Melodic Jazz and Festival
The Atkinson Southport
The Cinnamon Club Bowden
Wakefield Jazz Club
Wigan Jazz Club and Festival
York Jazz



1 comment:

  1. OK - this is a bit of unashamed lobbying. This year is the 50th anniversary of Tyneside promoters Jazz North East, making them the longest running jazz promotions organisation anywhere in the UK (quite possibly anywhere in Europe). They must also be amongst the most adventurous, covering the field from straightahead bop to outrageous free improv, and with unparalleled international links that saw them present musicians from 14 different countries last year alone. But they don't neglect the Northern scene, with bands from across the region getting regular bookings.
    If we all just vote for our local clubs or promoters 'Venue of the Year' category of the APPJAG awards, it's unlikely that any of us will actually win. So how about putting local interests aside and all getting behind JNE in this, their semicentennial year? You could all come to the celebration party!

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