Thursday 11 June 2015

JazzFM Award Winners Announced

                                                   Zara McFarlane - winner of Vocalist of the Year

The winners of the 2015 JazzFM Awards were announced at Vinopolis in London last night, including categories voted on by the public and those decided by a judging panel. Congratulations to all the winners, especially to Manchester's Gogo Penguin who scooped the UK Jazz Act of the Year.


Instrumentalist of the Year - Shabaka Hutchings
Vocalist of the Year - Zara McFarlane
Breakthrough Act - Bill Laurance
Jazz Innovation - Jason Moran
International Jazz Act - Gregory Porter
Blues Artist - Dr John
Soul Artist - Jarrod Lawson
Lifetime Achievement Award - Hugh Masekela
UK Jazz Act of the Year - Gogo Penguin (PUBLIC VOTE)
Live Experience of the Year - Loose Tubes at Cheltenham Jazz Festival (PUBLIC VOTE)
Album of the Year - Dianne Reeves 'Beautiful Life' (PUBLIC VOTE)

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