The winners of the 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Awards have been unveiled.
Arun Ghosh, Jamie Cullum, and Troyk-estra were among the winners at the award ceremony, which was held last night at the House of Commons Terrace Pavilion.
Organized by All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG), the PJAs aims to acknowledge the best of jazz on British soil.
APPJAG announced sweeping changes to the awards this year, adding and removing categories to allow for greater acknowledgement of great UK jazz performers.
Nominees for the awards are chosen by an open vote, with the final winners selected from the given nominees by a panel of voting members selected by APPJAG.
Check out the full list of winners below:
Jazz Vocalist of the Year
Christine Tobin – WINNER!
Norma Winstone MBE
Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year
Arun Ghosh – WINNER!
Jazz Album of the Year
Mark Lockheart: ‘Ellington In Anticipation’
Soweto Kinch: ‘The Legend Of Mike Smith’
Troykestra: ‘Live At Cheltenham 13 Jazz Festival’ – WINNER!
Jazz Ensemble of the Year
Beats & Pieces Big Band – WINNER!
Sons of Kemet
Jazz Newcomer of the Year
Lauren Kinsella (Thought-Fox)
Phil Meadows – WINNER!
Reuben Fowler Big Band
Jazz Venue of the Year
EFG London Jazz Festival – WINNER!
Love Supreme Jazz Festival
Manchester Jazz Festival
Jazz Media Award
Dick Pearce – Dizzy Gillespie Was At My Wedding: Jubilance and Woe
Jamie Cullum – WINNER!
Jazz Education Award
Issie Barratt (National Youth Jazz Collective) – WINNER!
John Ellis (Doncaster Youth Jazz Association)
Leeds College of Music
Services to Jazz Award
David Redfern – WINNER!
APPJAG Special Award Winner: