Christine Tobin, Troyk-estra and Beats & Pieces among Parliamentary Jazz Awards Winners

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appjagawards group-picThis year’s Parliamentary Jazz Awards took place in a packed Terrace Pavilion at the Houses Of Parliament, attended by jazz industry professionals, musicians and jazz-loving parliamentarians in what is the award’s 10th year. The awards, which are organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group, PPL and Jazz Services, featured several guest presenters including Chris Barber, Lord David Steele, Digby Fairweather, Darius Brubeck, Simon Cooke of Ronnie Scott’s and jazz singer Elaine Delmar while Jazzwise magazine editor Jon Newey compered the ceremony, standing in for Moira Stewart the well-known TV presenter who was unable to attend.

The winners are as follows: Jazz Album of the Year: Troyk-estraLive at Cheltenham 2013 Jazz Festival; Jazz Venue of the Year: EFG London Jazz Festival; Jazz Ensemble of the Year: Beats & Pieces Big Band; Jazz Education Award: Issie Barratt of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra; Jazz Media Award: Jamie Cullum Show on BBC Radio 2; Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year: Arun Ghosh; Jazz Vocalist of the Year: Christine Tobin; Services To Jazz: David Redfern: Jazz Newcomer of the Year: Phil Meadows; and the APPJAG Special Award was presented to Chris Barber.