08 June 2022
Nominations announced for Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2022

Pianist-composer-bandleader Mike Westbrook and bassist Dave Green are among the nominees announced for the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2022.

Now in their seventeenth year, the awards are organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Group (APPJG) with the support of PizzaExpress Live, are designed to celebrate and recognise the vibrancy, diversity, talent and breadth of the jazz scene throughout the United Kingdom.


Categories reflect the ever-increasing scope of talent from within the UK’s jazz scene and comprise 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; and the Services to Jazz Award.


Following an online public vote, the shortlist was then voted upon by a selection panel, represting a broad cross-section of backgrounds united in their passion and knowledge of jazz. The winners, chosen by judging members of the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Group (APPJG), will be announced on Tuesday 5th July 2022.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Jazz Vocalist of the Year
Claire Martin
Emma Smith
Brigitte Beraha
Jo Harrop

Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year
Tony Kofi
Xhosa Cole
Fergus McCreadie

Jazz Album of the Year

Matt Ridley “The Antidote”
Daniel Casimir “Boxed In”
Jo Harrop “The Heart Wants”

Jazz Ensemble of the Year
Kansas Smitty’s House Band
Black Top
Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra

Jazz Newcomer of the Year
Deschanel Gordon  
Alex Clarke
Emma Rawicz
Chelsea Carmichael

Jazz Venue of the Year
Toulouse Lautrec
The Globe, Newcastle upon Tyne
The Verdict, Brighton

Jazz Media Award
The Jazz Podcast
London Jazz News
Jane Cornwell

Jazz Education Award
Jazz Camp For Young Girls  - Helena Summerfield
Nikki Yeoh
Pete Churchill

Services to Jazz Award
Mike Westbrook
Help Musicians
Dave Green
Nigel Price


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