In 2012 Jazz FM launched the Jazz FM Awards Powered by Klipsch, US-based leaders in audio technology. The new music awards will celebrate the work of jazz musicians, composers and contributors from across the globe.
The nominations were chosen by an expert judging panel, drawn from the international jazz scene. The nominations then went to a jury of Mike Vitti (Jazz FM), Chris Philips (Jazz FM), Simon Cooke (Ronnie Scott’s), John Cumming (Serious and London Jazz Festival), Tony Dudley-Evans (Cheltenham Jazz Festival) and Jon Newey (Jazzwise), chaired by Alex Webb.
For one category, the UK Jazz Artist of the Year Award, the final selection was made by a vote of listeners to Jazz FM.
The winners will be named at the invitation-only awards ceremony, an exclusive and intimate celebration of the creativity and excitement of the jazz scene in the UK and internationally.
More information on the award categories can be found at www.jazzfmawards.com
The winners for the Jazz FM Awards 2013:
UK Jazz Artist Of The Year (Public Vote) Sponsored By Place 2 Be
Neil Cowley Trio
International Jazz Artist Sponsored By Thai Airways
Cutting Edge Award For Jazz Innovation Sponsored By BMW
Album Of The Year Sponsored By Delta Air Lines
John Surman: Saltash Bells
Best UK Newcomer Sponsored By Aberdeen Asset Management
Beats & Pieces Big Band
UK Vocalist Of The Year
UK Instrumentalist Of The Year Sponsored By Chapel Down
Live UK Shows Of The Year
Best UK Jazz Venue
Gold Award For Outstanding Contribution To Jazz
Lifetime Achievement Sponsored By Klipsch
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