2013 Awards

The Jazz FM Awards 2013, powered by Klipsch, held at No 1 Marylebone, London.

At the inaugural Jazz FM Awards international jazz legends and the cream of UK talent gathered in the beautiful setting of No 1 Marylebone to celebrate the best in jazz music. Ramsey Lewis gave an exclusive performance to celebrate his Gold Award for Outstanding Contribution to Jazz. Other highlights of the event, compéred by Ian Shaw, were performances from Carleen Anderson and Cerys Matthews. The red-carpet evening finished with Jamie Cullum performing with Lifetime Achievement Winner Ahmad Jamal, a ‘world first’ collaboration.

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UK Jazz Artist Of The Year (Public Vote) Sponsored By Place 2 Be
Neil Cowley Trio
Other nominees: Jamie Cullum, Troyka.

International Jazz Artist Sponsored By Thai Airways
Kurt Elling

Other nominees: Brad Mehldau, Sonny Rollins

Cutting Edge Award For Jazz Innovation Sponsored By BMW
Robert Glasper

Other nominees: Django Bates, Troyka.

Album Of The Year Sponsored By Delta Air Lines
John Surman: Saltash Bells
Other nominees: Robert Glasper: Black Radio, Keith Jarrett: Sleeper, Pat Metheny: Unity Band, Gregory Porter: Be Good, Ryan Truesdell: Centenial (Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans).

Jazz Media
Jazzwise (Magazine)
Other nominees: AllAboutJazz .com (website), Do The Math (website of Ethan Iverson of The Bad Plus).

Best UK Newcomer Sponsored By Aberdeen Asset Management
Beats & Pieces Big Band
Other nominees: Josh Arcoleo, Roller Trio.

UK Vocalist Of The Year
Carleen Anderson
Other nominees: Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw.

UK Instrumentalist Of The Year Sponsored By Chapel Down
Nathaniel Facey
Other nominees: Ivo Neame (pianist with Phronesis), Phil Robson.

Live UK Shows Of The Year
Gregory Porter

Other Nominees: Phronesis, PB Underground.

Best UK Jazz Venue
Ronnie Scott’s
Other nominees: Band on the Wall, Café Oto.

Gold Award For Outstanding Contribution To Jazz
Ramsey Lewis

Lifetime Achievement Sponsored By Klipsch
Ahmad Jamal