New year, new playlist...
23rd Jan 2017
Take Five alumni Alexander Hawkins, Emilia Martensson and Moses Boyd (with Binker Golding) emerged among the winners at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards, alongside Empirical, whose saxophonist Nathaniel Facey is another Take Fiver. Congratulations also to saxophonist Evan Parker for his Lifetime Achievement Award, to Mary Grieg who has supported the scene so well, and to Julian Arguelles, Michael Connarty, Jez Nelson and Tommy Smith, as well as Seven Jazz.
Full list of winners:
Jazz Album of the Year: Julian Argüelles, Let It Be Told
Jazz Education Award: Dr Tommy Smith
Jazz Newcomer of the Year: Binker & Moses
Jazz Venue of the Year: Seven Jazz Leeds
Jazz Vocalist of the Year: Emilia Mårtensson
Jazz Media Award: Jez Nelson, BBC Jazz on 3
Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year: Alexander Hawkins
Jazz Ensemble of the Year: Empirical
Services to Jazz Award: Mary Greig
APPJAG Special Awards: Michael Connarty and Evan Parker