4 #FundedByPRSF artists win big at Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2021
The winners of this year’s Parliamentary Jazz Awards were announced on Monday 26 July at a virtual ceremony with many of the categories honouring the increasing number of high-profile women involved in the UK’s jazz scene.
These include saxophonist Nubya Garcia (also nominated for this year’s Mercury Music Prize) winning Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year; KOKOROKO featuring powerful horn section trumpeter Sheila Maurice-Grey, saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi and trombonist Richie Seivewright, winning Jazz Ensemble of the Year; 24-year-old drummer Jas Kayser won Jazz Newcomer of the Year; while revered singer Norma Winstone MBE, was presented with the prestigious Services to Jazz Award.
- Nubya Garcia – Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award, International Showcase Fund, BBC Introducing and PRS Foundation showcases and PPL Momentum
- KOKOROKO – International Showcase Fund, BBC Introducing and PRS Foundation showcase and PPL Momentum
- Norma Winstone – International Showcase Fund
- Jas Kayser – Commissioned by Abram Wilson Foundation’s Open Fund for Organisations project Future Sound
Chi Onwurah MP, Deputy Chair of APPJAG: “This has been another really strong year for the Parliamentary Jazz Awards in terms of talent and nominations. The well-deserved recipients are a veritable who’s who of names that have made a real impact on the music and helped make the UK one of the world’s leading jazz territories”.
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