APPJAG Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2015

Now in its 11th year PPL is proud to sponsor the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) for an evening of recognition for the Jazz community taking place at the Terrace Pavilion, House of commons on Tuesday 10th March.

PPL is delighted to continue its long standing relationship with APPJAG and to be the main sponsor of the Jazz Awards. Now in its 11th year, the Parliamentary Jazz Awards honours the best of British jazz and demonstrates the wealth of talent and commitment that exists in the British jazz scene.

The Parliamentary Jazz Awards is organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG), and supported by PPL in conjunction with Jazz Services, JazzUK, Jazzwise, and the Jazz Section of the Musicians’ Union.

PPL is pleased to announce that our special guest performance will be by James Pearson and The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars and welcome back our compère Moira Stuart to the 2015 Awards.

For further information, please see the full press release.
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The full list of nominees is as follows: 

Jazz Vocalist of the Year         



Alice Zawadzki

Georgia Mancio

Norma Winstone MBE

Zara McFarlane


Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year


Jason Yarde

Laura Jurd

Phil Robson


Jazz Album of the Year           


Swamp – Partisans

Circularity – Julian Argüelles

Songs To The North Sky – Tim Garland


Jazz Ensemble of the Year      


Engines Orchestra

Loose Tubes



Jazz Newcomer of the Year     


Blue-Eyed Hawk

Elliot Galvin Trio

Peter Edwards


Jazz Venue of the Year


Manchester Jazz Festival

Spice Of Life

St Ives Jazz Club


Jazz Media Award


Jazz On 3

London Jazz News

The Jazz Breakfast


Jazz Education Award


Dr. Tommy Smith

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Simon Purcell


Services to Jazz Award           


Chris Hodgkins

Evan Parker

Mike Gordon