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12 October 2022

Jools Holland, Marcus Miller and Norma Winstone To Be Honoured At Jazz FM Awards 2022 with PPL and PRS for Music

The Jazz FM Awards have announced that Jools Holland, Marcus Miller and Norma Winstone are the recipients of this year’s special awards, presented annually to three musicians who have made contributions of exceptional significance to their art. The awards will be presented in-person on the evening of Thursday October 20th at the ceremony at Shoreditch Town Hall, which will be hosted by US actor and star of The Wire and Treme Clarke Peters.

This year’s Impact Award will be presented to pianist and broadcaster Jools Holland OBE DL who over the course of an illustrious 50-year career has become a doyen of the international music scene. Alongside presenting his “Later with…” TV show for 30 years, which has helped launch the careers of countless jazz artists, Holland has toured his rhythm and blues orchestra around the globe, sold millions of albums and was awarded an OBE in 2003 for his services to the British music industry.

 Jools Holland OBE:

I’m honoured to be receiving Jazz FM’s Impact Award. Their radio station and my “Later with…” TV show have been aligned for 30 years; spreading the word about jazz, blues and improvised music, breaking new artists and bringing them to a wider audience. As well as being a regular listener to the station I’ve also been an occasional presenter for them over the years, so I’m delighted to be a part of their awards show alongside some truly incredible talent.”

The recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award is the eminent UK vocalist Norma Winstone MBE. Throughout a remarkable career, the 81-year-old east-London-born singer has influenced and inspired generations and is now widely regarded as one of the all-time greats of European jazz. “There is no jazz singer in the country to touch her” The Times.

Norma Winstone MBE:

I was thrilled a few years ago when I received the “Vocalist Of The Year” at the Jazz FM Awards in 2017 and now to be honoured with a lifetime achievement award for doing what I love, is humbling.  Looking forward to the ceremony and singing a little something for you all!”

Receiving the Gold Award is one of the most distinctive artists of the modern era – bassist, producer, composer and bandleader Marcus Miller. A key figure in the late career of Miles Davis, Miller has released a string of acclaimed albums under his own name and his instantly recognisable bass playing has graced a vast catalogue of musical hits from Bill Wither’s “Just The Two Of Us” and Luther Vandross’ “Never Too Much”, to songs by the likes of Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, George Benson and Elton John to name a few.

Marcus Miller:
I am delighted to accept the Jazz FM Gold Award. Jazz is a vital artform that continues to bring communities and cultures together, feeding souls and bringing joy to so many of us. Thank you Jazz FM for your continued support of what I do and recognising the hard work of so many musicians through these awards along with providing such an invaluable platform to so many artists at all stages of their careers.”

Jools Holland, Norma Winstone and Marcus Miller join a long list of esteemed musicians to have received a Jazz FM Special Award including the likes of Tony Bennett, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Gregory Porter, Norah Jones, Dame Cleo Laine, George Benson, Pat Metheny, Georgie Fame and Ahmad Jamal.

JAZZ FM AWARDS 2022 with PPL and PRS for Music

GIFTED AWARD CATEGORIES

GOLD AWARD

Marcus Miller

IMPACT AWARD

Jools Holland

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Norma Winstone

NOMINEES 

BREAKTHROUGH ACT OF THE YEAR
Chelsea Carmichael

Jasmin Myra

Mica Millar

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR
Lady Blackbird

Theo Croker

Trombone Shorty

SOUL ACT OF THE YEAR sponsored by Boisdale

Alex Isley

Cleo Sol

Mica Millar

BLUES ACT OF THE YEAR sponsored by Imagine Cruising

Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram

Joanne Taylor Shaw

Mavis Staples and Levon Helm

VOCALIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by Hampstead Jazz Club and Lateralize Records

Brigitte Beraha

Georgia Cecile

Omar

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by Yamaha

Emma Rawicz

Fergus McCreadie

Mark Kavuma

THE DIGITAL AWARD sponsored by Rathbones

jazzed

Summer of Soul

We Out Here

INNOVATION AWARD sponsored by Mishcon de Reya

Blue Lab Beats

Café OTO

Jazz Is Dead


PUBLIC VOTE 

UK JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR 

Blue Lab Beats

KOKOROKO

Georgia Cecile

PUBLIC VOTE 
ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Cleo Sol – Mother

Blue Lab Beats – Motherland Journey

Emma-Jean Thackray – Yellow

Fergus McCreadie – Forest Floor

Kurt Elling – SuperBlue

Robert Glasper – Black Radio III

The Jazz FM Awards 2022 is made possible with the support of its sponsors PPL and PRS for Music, Mishcon De Reya, Imagine Cruising, Boisdale, Hampstead Jazz Club, Lateralize, Rathbones and Yamaha, plus additional partners including Denbies, Lotus, Mama Shelter, Savile Row Gin and Shoreditch Town Hall.

www.jazzfmawards.com

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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.

An innovating and contemporary brand, Jazz FM launched Jazz FM Premium in 2021 allowing listeners a selection of 20 extra jazz themed stations, all ad break free along with the main station and 30+ years of archive material, exclusively for them for £3.99 per month.

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

For further press information, please contact:

Amelia O’Shea – Head of Communications, Bauer Media Audio UK
E: amelia.oshea@bauermedia.co.uk M: 07718 489342

Cat Martin – Communications Director, Bauer Media Audio
E: cat.martin@bauermedia.co.uk M: 07932 746 363

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 Brand 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.

Jazz FM Awards 2022 Sponsors:

PPL
PPL licenses recorded music in the UK when it is played in public or broadcast and ensures that revenue flows back to our members. These include independent and major record companies, together with performers ranging from emerging musicians to globally renowned artists. In 2021 we collected £252.8 million while also distributing money to 147,000 performers and recording rightsholders.

PRS for Music
PRS for Music represents the rights of over 160,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers in the UK and around the world. On behalf of its members, it works diligently to grow and protect the value of their rights and ensure that creators are paid transparently and efficiently whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. In 2021, 27 trillion performances of music were reported to PRS for Music with £677.2m paid out in royalties to its members, making it one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations. prsformusic.com

Boisdale
With Jools Holland as Patron of Music, Boisdale of Canary Wharf presents the very best live music in London’s most beautiful and intimate venue with the world’s greatest sound system by NEXO, along with fantastic British food, great cocktails, a superb wine list, the world’s biggest whisky bar, an outside heated Garden Terrace and sensational DJ’s.

Hampstead Jazz Club
Hampstead Jazz Club (www.hampsteadjazzclub.com), located within the cellar at the Duke of Hamilton Pub opened in Nov 2018 hosting intimate live performances 3-4 nights a week from an eclectic mix of established musicians, as well as exciting emerging talent.  ‘Hampstead Jazz Club Presents’ was launched to bring a selection of the best artists/shows to other venues and festivals across the UK and beyond.

Imagine Holidays
Imagine Holidays is an exclusive and luxury global tour operator with offices in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. We specialise in once-in-a-lifetime holidays and cruises across the globe, individually curated by destination experts.

Lateralize Records
Lateralize Records based at the Hampstead Jazz Club work with some of the best emerging and established artists, Lateralize Records provides label services to allow the artist to focus on the creative side of their business. With a worldwide digital distribution agreement with AWAL (now owned by Sony), Lateralize Records is able to distribute its releases world-wide.

Mishcon de Reya LLP
Mishcon de Reya LLP is an independent law firm offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals, with presence in London, Singapore and Hong Kong. Part of the Mishcon de Reya Group, the law firm sits alongside complementary consultancy businesses and ventures across areas such as brand management, technology, cyber security and family office advisory.

Rathbones
Rathbones provides individual investment and wealth management services for private clients, charities, trustees and professional partners. Our tradition of investing and acting responsibly continues to lead us forward. Our ambition is to be recognised as the UK’s most responsible wealth manager. www.rathbones.com

Yamaha
Founded in 1887 and now the world’s largest producer of musical instruments, Yamaha continues to develop award-winning and innovative products by blending traditional craftsmanship with advanced technology. The quality of sound produced by a Yamaha musical instrument reflects the long years of accumulated technical expertise and the skilled craftsmanship of the Company. Yamaha is committed to creating excitement and cultural inspiration together with people around the world, to make waves through music.  https://uk.yamaha.com

Jazz FM Awards Official Partners:


Denbies Wine Estate (Official Sparkling Wine Partner)

Denbies Wine Estate, one of England’s largest vineyards, is located on the outskirts of Dorking in the Surrey Hills. Surrey Wine Country break? Denbies 17-bedroom Vineyard Hotel is in the heart of the vineyard.   Views overlooking the avenues of vines set the scene for this hidden gem. Great range of on-site facilities include wine tasting experiences, Wine & Gift Shop, art gallery, brewery, local farm shop, restaurants, and SHP Wellbeing Centre.

Lotus Events (Official Hospitality Partner)

As one of the premier London event management and catering companies, operating for over 10 years, Lotus Events has a great reputation for providing delicious, diverse and inspired catering for conferences, Gala Dinners, Awards, Product Launches, Parties and Weddings.  In addition, we will help organise and plan all the remaining elements required to make your event a huge success; including Audio-Visual/ Production, entertainment, furniture hire, flowers, theming, marquee hire, staffing and security.

Mama Shelter (Official Hotel Partner)
Mama Shelter is a boutique hotel with 194 bedrooms, 3 event spaces, karaoke booths, arcade machines, garden bar, terrace, restaurant and bar. Mama hosts Talks, gigs, DJs and masterclasses throughout the year.

Savile Row Gin (Official Gin Partner)
Co-Founded by Stewart Lee and David Gandy, Savile Row Gin is an award winning Gin combining the assured classic with the purposefully contemporary. The tate is uniquely smooth, elegant, and tailored to perfection. At the heart of its hallmark is individual style. Our base is at the former headquarters of Sir Hardy Amies on Savile Row. www.savilerow-gin.co.uk

Shoreditch Town Hall (Official Venue Partner)

Welcoming over 70,000 people through our doors every year, Shoreditch Town Hall is a leading independent cultural, live events and community space housed in one of the grandest former civic buildings in the capital. With 8 main spaces from 40 to 800 capacity, including the Grade II listed Town Hall which is also the largest multi-artform venue in Hackney, we present a year-round cultural programme of bold and innovative new theatre, music, dance, circus, comedy and talks.

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