The recipients of the 2022 Parliamentary Jazz Awards were announced on Tuesday 4 July at 8:00 pm
The Parliamentary Jazz Awards are organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Group (APPJG) with the support of PizzaExpress Live. The Awards celebrate and recognise the vibrancy, diversity, talent and breadth of the jazz scene throughout the United Kingdom.
Making the UK
The award categories reflect the ever-increasing scope of talent from within the UK’s jazz scene:
- Jazz Vocalist of the Year
- Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year
- Jazz Album of the Year
- Jazz Ensemble of the Year
- Jazz Newcomer of the Year
- Jazz Venue of the Year
- Jazz Media Award
- Jazz Education Award
- Services to Jazz Award
- Photographer of the Year (a new award)
The Awards were introduced by Ross Dines and presented by: Lord Mann and Chi Onwurah MP.
Chi Onwurah MP, Deputy Chair of APPJAG:
“This has been another really strong year for the Parliamentary Jazz Awards in terms of talent and nominations. The well-deserved recipients are a veritable who’s who of names that have made a real impact on the music and helped make the UK one of the world’s leading jazz territories”.
Some of the award winners
This year’s Award winners include:
- Vocalist of the Year: Elaine Delmar
- Instrumentalist of the Year: Gary Husband
- Album of the Year: Jo Harrop and Paul Edis: ‘When Winter Turns To Spring’
- Ensemble of the Year: Ubunye
- Newcomer of the Year: Sultan Stevenson
- Education Award: Hannah Horton, J Steps, Saffron Centre For Young Musicians, Saffron Walden.
- Services to Jazz Award: Janine Irons OBE
- Special APPJG Award: Tony Haynes and the Grand Union Orchestra
More details on the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Group can be found on their website.