Hugh Masekela has come to be known as a living legend in the half-century since he first picked up a trumpet, and luckily for us he shows no sign of putting it down yet. His voice has long spoken out in his country's struggle for civil rights, whilst his soaring, joyful trumpet sound brims with warmth and bristles with elements of township jazz, hip-hop and funk. Universally considered one of the world's all-time greatest horn players, he remains, in the words of the Independent: 'a musician of phenomenal grace and power...still blessed with a voice that can strip the leaves from the trees.'

We’re delighted to include in this long list of accolades that Hugh Masekela was recognised formally for his sustained and inspirational contribution to jazz music by receiving the Jazz FM Lifetime Achievement Award.