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12 December 2018

Jazz FM Awards to Return in 2019

2019 Jazz FM Awards | Shoreditch Town Hall | Tuesday 30th April

Highlights from the 2018 Jazz FM Awards can be found at and photos here.

The Jazz FM Awards will return in 2019 for its 6th instalment, once again taking place at Shoreditch Town Hall and coinciding with UNESCO’s annual International Jazz Day celebrations on Tuesday 30th April.

Launched in 2013, the Jazz FM Awards recognises those who have made an exceptional contribution across jazz, soul and blues music from rising stars to established British and international artists. Previous award winners include the likes of Quincy Jones, The Rolling Stones, George Benson, Dame Cleo Laine, Gregory Porter, Shabaka Hutchings, Ahmad Jamal, Ramsey Lewis and Hugh Masekela.  

This prestigious event, which shines a light on the broad array of music championed by Jazz FM, is now considered as one of the biggest nights in the UK jazz calendar, featuring appearances from an array of stars from around the globe.

The 2019 nominations for categories which include UK Jazz Act of the Year, The Innovation Award and Album of the Year will be announced in the New Year, along with recipients of the Special Award categories.

Nick Pitts, Content Director of Jazz FM: “We’re thrilled to announce the return of the Jazz FM Awards in 2019. Jazz, soul and blues has continued to thrive over the last 12 months and has been bolstered further still by exceptional live performances and ground-breaking recordings. We’re excited to be returning to Shoreditch Town Hall for another celebration of the genre’s vibrancy and diversity along with many of our sponsors who make the awards possible and our new radio family at Bauer Media.”

The Jazz FM Awards is made possible with support from PRS for Music, PPL, Shoreditch Town Hall, Mishcon De Reya, Lateralize, Cambridge Audio, Arqiva and Oanda. 


About Jazz FM:

Jazz FM is the largest commercial jazz station in the world, celebrating the complete spectrum of Jazz in all its colourful forms since 1990.  Jazz FM broadcasters, producers and team are true devotees, with a deep love and understanding of their particular Jazz shade, their passion is vivid, their enthusiasm infectious, sharing the finest jazz with everyone. As the UK’s only dedicated Jazz broadcaster, Jazz FM is on a mission to entertain, promote and celebrate all that’s great about Jazz. Involvement with national festivals and awards is part of this – setting the bar high for live performance, recognising outstanding talent and strengthening the Jazz community.

No matter how people tune-in they always listen in colour.

About Bauer Media UK:

Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, KISS, Grazia, Empire, Magic, Absolute Radio and the Hits Radio Network. These brands offer commercial partners access to highly engaged audiences, with creative solutions underpinned by insight and instinct. Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe.

About Serious:                      

Serious is a producer of live jazz and international and contemporary music. Working with artists and partners from the UK and internationally, Serious creates and produces a diverse range of concerts, tours, festivals and live events. Serious creates and produces the EFG London Jazz Festival, which celebrated its 25th year in 2017. 

In addition, Serious is Associate Producer at London’s Barbican. Serious provides Talent Development opportunities for emerging and established artists and delivers an extensive learning and participation programme. 

For more press information, please contact Baxter PR:

Joe Baxter – Director

T: 0207 636 9562 E: M: 07980 803 511

Natasha Thomas – Senior Account Manager

T: 0207 636 9562 E: M: 07526 705 110


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