NEWS: Winners at 2017 JazzFM Awards Announced - Including Two Awards for the Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood
receiving the Album of theYear  award
Sebastian writes: 

For a jazz event this was a very star-studded night indeed. Two awards (Blues Album and Album of the Year went to the Rolling Stones, three of whom were there to accept them.

Among the presenters of awards was Sir Van Morrison. Georgie Fame and Laura Mvula performed, as did Donny McCaslin. Gina Miller who took the Conservative government and its "strong leader" to court over Brexit - and won -  also presented an award.

Evan Parker, presenting an award to Charlie Watts, rightly alluded to one of the unsung heroes of the night, bassist Dave Green, whose lifelong friendship with the Stones' drummer (chronicled recently here by The Jazz Podcast) formed the long-view backdrop of much of what we saw.

Jez Nelson presented the event, which was taking place on the centenary of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald.

2017 Nominees Complete List - Winners in Bold

BREAKTHROUGH ACT OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Yamaha
– Ashley Henry
– Nubya Garcia
WINNER – Yussef Kamaal

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Oris Watches
– Brad Mehldau
WINNER – Donny McCaslin
– Robert Glasper

Norma Winstone receiving her Vocalist of the Year award from
Tanita Tikaram

VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Sponsored by PRS for Music
– Carleen Anderson
WINNER – Norma Winstone
– Polly Gibbons

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Rathbones
WINNER – Nikki Yeoh
– Gwilym Simcock
– Tim Garland

BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR Sponsored by The Piano Bar Soho
– Bonnie Raitt
– Eric Bibb
WINNER – The Rolling Stones

SOUL ARTIST OF THE YEAR Sponsored by RCS
– Jordan Rakei
WINNER – Laura Mvula
– William Bell

JAZZ INNOVATION OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Mishcon de Reya
– Darcy James Argue
WINNER – Jaimeo Brown
– Moon Hooch

DIGITAL INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Pollitt & Partners
– Dave Douglas – Greenleaf Music
WINNER – Gilles Peterson – Worldwide FM
– Jaimeo Brown – Transcendence: Work Songs




Shabaka Hutchings receiving his award
from Natalie Williams


ALBUM OF THE YEAR - Public Vote, Sponsored by Arqiva
– Anderson .Paak – Malibu
– Donny McCaslin – Beyond Now
– Gregory Porter – Take Me To The Alley
– Kurt Elling – The Beautiful Day
– Madeleine Peyroux – Secular Hymns
WINNER – The Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome



UK JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR  - Public Vote, Sponsored by Grange Hotels
– Dinosaur
WINNER – Shabaka Hutchings
– Soweto Kinch

LIVE EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR - Public Vote
– Ashley Henry Trio at Jazz Re:Fest, Royal Festival Hall
– Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles at Glee Club Birmingham
– Julian Arguelles with Frankfurt Radio Big Band, Django Bates & Steve Argüelles at Cheltenham Jazz Festival
WINNER – Orphy Robinson All Stars – The Bobby Hutcherson Songbook at St James The Great, London
– Roberto Fonseca Trio at Gateshead International Jazz Festival, Sage Gateshead
– Wayne Shorter Quartet at EFG London Jazz Festival, Barbican

PPL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
– Recipient: Georgie Fame

IMPACT AWARD (for bringing jazz to wider audiences)
Recipient: Damien Chazelle


GOLD AWARD
– Recipient: Charlie Watts



The Jazz FM Awards 2017 is a partnership between Jazz FM and Serious and is made possible with the support of Mishcon De Reya, PRS For Music, Rathbones, Pollitt & Partners, Oris Watches, Grange Hotels, RCS, Denbies Wine Estate, Arqiva, Fever Tree, Yamaha, The Piano Bar Soho and PPL

LINKS : JazzFM Awards website
2016 Awards Results
2015 Awards Results
2013 Awards Results

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