Young Glasgow singer Luca Manning has won the Newcomer of the Year prize at the 2020 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.
Already a familiar name on the London scene, Manning released his debut album, When the Sun Comes Out, with pianist Fergus McCreadie and saxophonist Laura Macdonald in 2019 and has just released A Sleepin’ Bee with Threebop, a vocal group where he appears alongside Ella Hohnen-Ford and Rosina Bullen.
The Parliamentary Jazz Awards are organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) 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.
The full list of winners is:
Jazz Vocalist of the Year – Cherise Adams- Burnett
Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year – Sarah Tandy
Jazz Album of the Year - Finding Home by Kate Williams & Georgia Mancio
Jazz Ensemble of the Year – Nikki Iles Big Band
Jazz Newcomer of the Year – Luca Manning
Jazz Venue of the Year – PizzaExpress Jazz Club
Jazz Media Award – Corey Mwamba
Jazz Education Award – Jon Eno BEM
Services to Jazz Award – Blow the Fuse
Special APPJAG Award - Jazzwise