UK Parliamentary Jazz Awards

What are the Parliamentary Jazz Awards?

The Parliamentary Jazz Awards have been running since 2005. The Parliamentary Awards celebrate and recognise the vibrancy, diversity, talent and breadth of the jazz scene throughout the United Kingdom.

Nominations are now open:

Entries are open to anyone with the final deadline set for midnight on Sunday 29th March 2022.

The categories for the  Awards reflect the ever-increasing scope of talent from within the UK’s jazz scene and include:

  • Jazz Album of the Year (released in the previous year by a UK band or musicians)
  • Jazz Vocalist of the Year (UK-based vocalist who impressed in the previous year)
  • Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year (UK-based musician who impressed in the previous year)
  • Jazz Ensemble of the Year (UK-based group who impressed in the previous year)
  • 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 the previous year)   
  • Services to Jazz Award (to a living person for their outstanding contribution to jazz in the UK).

The Parliamentary Jazz Awards are organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group. The Awards were sponsored by PPL from 2005 to 2016. The Parliamentary Awards for 2017 -2022 are supported by PizzaExpress Live.

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