Friday 6 February 2015

APPJAG Parliament Jazz Award Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 2015 APPJAG Parliamentary Jazz Awards have been announced featuring a number from the Northern jazz scene.

Scarborough's Mike Gordon has been nominated for the Services to Jazz Award, and Manchester Jazz Festival is up for venue of the year. LCoM alumnus Phil Meadows also received a nomination for Ensemble of the Year for his newly formed Engines Orchestra and Tim Garland, who mentored Phil and Engines Orchestra during the recording of their debut album, received a nominated for album of the year.

The ceremony will take place at the House of Commons on March 10th, presented by Moira Stewart and featuring performances from James Pearson and the Ronnie Scott All Stars.

Full List of Nominees

Vocalist of the Year: Georgia Mancio, Norma Winstone, Alice Zawadski, Zara MacFarlane
Instrumentalist of the Year: Laura Jurd, Jason Yarde, Phil Robson
Album of the Year: 'Swamp' - Partisans, 'Circularity' - Julian Arguelles, 'Songs to the North Sky' Tim Garland
Ensemble of the Year: Engines Orchestra, Loose Tubes, Partisans
Newcomer of the Year: Blue Eyed Hawk, Elliot Galvin, Peter Edwards
Venue of the Year: Manchester Jazz Festival, Spice of Life, St Ives Jazz Club
Jazz Media Award: Jazz on 3, LondonJazzNews, The Jazz Breakfast
Jazz Educator of the Year: Dr Tommy Smith, NYJO, Simon Purcell
Services to Jazz Award: Mike Gordon, Evan Parker, Chris Hodgkins

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