JAZZ FM AWARDS
We were delighted to be asked by our long standing client at Bauer Radio to manage the prestigious Jazz FM Awards at Shoreditch Town Hall.
This annual awards show celebrates both new and legendary Jazz and Blues artists and is attended by all the movers and shakers in this fabulously stylish world!
Stars from across the international music scene descended on Grade II listed Shoreditch Town Hall in East London.
Guests were treated to a red carpet arrival with drinks and canapes before a glittering awards ceremony hosted by US actor, Clarke Peters. The ceremony recognised a varied selection of up-and-coming talent, contemporary icons and legendary figures from across the jazz, soul and blues spectrum.
A dazzling array of live performers included Lifetime Achievement Award winner Norma Winstone, Soul Act Of The Year Mica Millar, Fergus McCreadie, who scooped this year’s Instrumentalist Of The Year, and Jools Holland, who teamed up with Blues Artist Of The Year Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and brought the evening to a rip-roaring close.
A roll call of esteemed music industry personalities were in attendance including Hugh Laurie, who presented pianist and broadcaster Jools Holland with this year’s Impact Award, Level 42’s Mark King, who presented fellow bassist Marcus Miller with the Gold Award, Marcus Brigstocke, who presented fast-rising LA-based singer Lady Blackbird with the award for this year’s International Jazz Act Of The Year, and Tom Watson, who was on hand to give Scottish pianist Fergus McCreadie his Instrumentalist Of The Year award.
The event was sponsored by PPL/PRS for Music with additional brand partnerships from Boisdale, Hampstead Jazz Club, Imigine Cruises, Rathbones, Yamaha, Denbies, Mishcon De Reya, Savile Row Gin.