Thursday, 7 June 2018

Voting opens for the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2018

Voting is now open for the prestigious 2018 (APPJAG) Parliamentary Jazz Awards. The North has done well recently in the Jazz Venue of the Year, winning in the last two years. Let's see if we can make it three!

The first round is by public nomination for the categories. The 2017 Awards received 3250 nominations.

The second round is the short listing process by a panel made up from the jazz constituency. The panel includes, promoters, musicians, journalists, the media, people from jazz education and managers

The awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday 16 October at PizzaExpress Live (Holborn).

Categories are:

Jazz Album of the Year (released in 2017 by a UK band or musicians)

Jazz Vocalist of the Year (UK-based vocalist who impressed in 2017)

Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year (UK-based musician who impressed in 2017)

Jazz Ensemble of the Year (UK-based group who impressed in 2017)

Jazz Venue of the Year (including jazz clubs, venues, festivals and promoters)

Jazz Media Award (including broadcasters, journalists, magazines, blogs, listings and books)

Jazz Education Award (to an educator or project for raising the standard of jazz education in the UK)

Jazz Newcomer of the Year (UK-based artist, musician or group with a debut album released in 2017)

Services to Jazz Award (to a living person for their outstanding contribution to jazz in the UK).

The awards are organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG), co-chaired by Kelvin Hopkins MP and Lord Colwyn, and supported by PizzaExpress Live.

Here is the link to vote -

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