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2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

The voting is open between now and May 31 to enable site visitors to nominate their choices in the various categories of this year's APPJAG awards which can be done here.
BSH was very proud to be nominated and to win the 2018 Media Award and hope we can have your support again this year.

Today Tuesday May 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Kamasi Washington - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4461. 7:30pm. £30.00.

River City Jazzmen w. Maureen Hall - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NN. Tel: 01670 813983. 8:00pm. £5 (raffle inc.) Bob Wade, Gordon Solomon, Keith Stephen, Phil Rutherford, Tommy Graham.

Lindsay Hannon Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

It's that time of year again - Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2019


Voting is now open for the 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, which will take place at PizzaExpress Live, Holborn, London on Tuesday 3rd December 2019. Entries are open to anyone with the final deadline for entries set for midnight on Friday 31st May 2019.





Please note the criteria for the different categories:

Jazz Album of the Year
 (released in 2018 by a UK band or musicians)

Services to Jazz Award
 (to a living person for their outstanding contribution to jazz in the UK).

Jazz Newcomer of the Year
 (UK-based artist, musician or group with a debut album released in 2018)

Jazz Education Award
 (to an educator or project for raising the standard of jazz education in the UK)

Jazz Media Award
 (including broadcasters, journalists, magazines, blogs, listings and books)

Jazz Venue of the Year
 (including jazz clubs, venues, festivals and promoters)

Jazz Ensemble of the Year
 (UK-based group who impressed in 2018)

Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year
 (UK-based musician who impressed in 2018)

Jazz Vocalist of the Year
 (UK-based vocalist who impressed in 2018)


The awards are organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG), co-chaired by Kelvin Hopkins MP and Lord Colwyn, and supported by PizzaExpress Live.

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