NEWS: Winners at the 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

L-R: Mark Armstrong (NYJO), Phil Meadows, Chris Hodgkins,
Sebastian Scotney, Norma Winstone, Laura Jurd, Michael Connarty (APPJAG)
Peter Edwards, Peter Ind, Lord Colwyn, Peter Leathem (PPL)
Photo Credit: Hayley Madden

The winners for the 2015 Parliamentary Awards were announced at tonight's ceremony at the Houses of Parliament, sponsored by PPL and MC'd by Moira Stuart:

Jazz Vocalist of the Year (presented by Dame Cleo Laine):

Alice Zawadzki
Georgia Mancio
WINNER: Norma Winstone MBE
Zara McFarlane;

Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year:

Jason Yarde
WINNER: Laura Jurd
Phil Robson

Jazz Album of the Year (presented by Peter Leathem of PPL):

WINNER: Partisans Swamp
Julian Argüelles Circularity
Tim Garland Songs to the North Sky

Jazz Ensemble of the Year (presented by Jamie Cullum):

WINNER: Engines Orchestra
Loose Tubes

Peter Edwards celebrating his Newcomer of the
Year Award with his father
Source: @pedwardsmusic/Twitter

Jazz Newcomer of the Year (presented by Kenneth Clarke MP):

Blue-Eyed Hawk
Elliot Galvin Trio
WINNER: Peter Edwards

Jazz Venue of the Year (presented by Lord Prescott):

Manchester Jazz Festival
Spice of Life
WINNER: St Ives Jazz Club

Jazz Media Award (presented by Elaine Delmar) :

Jazz on 3
WINNER: LondonJazz News
The Jazz Breakfast

Jazz Education Award (presented by Norman Baker MP):

Dr Tommy Smith,
WINNER: National Youth Jazz Orchestra
Simon Purcell

Services to Jazz Award (presented by Peter King):

WINNER: Chris Hodgkins
Evan Parker
Mike Gordon

Special Award (presented by Lord Colwyn and Michael Connarty MP)

Peter Ind


  1. Brilliant! Well deserved for such open-minded and inclusive coverage of everything that's so good about the music, and for addressing all those important issues in between.

  2. Congratulations Sebastian; and to all cited in dispatches. What a line up! Steve

  3. Congratulations Sebastian; a richly deserved award.

  4. Congratulationd Sebastian and team, hope you enjoyed a great night. From everybody at The Cinnamon Club

  5. Excellent news... and about time.
    Great coverage from LJN. Thank you.

  6. Big Congrats to you and your LondonJazz team Sebastian. Also to all the nominees and winners. What a lovely evening!