The Rolling Stones win at the Jazz FM Awards

Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts were present at the Jazz FM Awards yesterday as the Rolling Stones collected two awards for the recent Blues album “Blue and Lonesome”.

The event is organised by Jazz FM and hosted by Jez Nelson. It included support and sponsorship from Arqiva, RCS, PRS, PPL, Sharpstream and David Arnold Music – the man whose Jazz FM musical logo is still in use, 20 years on.

Jazz FM broadcast live from the event, with Nigel Williams backstage and on the Red Carpet from 7pm till 10pm. Highlights of the night are being played on-air today.

Nick Pitts told RadioToday: “The fact we could bring what is now the biggest event celebrating jazz in the genre’s calendar to not only the listeners of Jazz FM but the fans of the artists involved also, shows the immediacy and intimacy of radio. It was also great to have one of the Jazz FM originals in Jez Nelson so ably host the awards.”

Other winners at the event, held at the Shoreditch Town Hall in East London, included Laura Mvula, Georgie Fame, Damien Chazelle, Donny McCaslin, Jaimeo Brown, Shabaka Hutchings, and Gilles Peterson.

The Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts and Mick Jagger
The Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts and Mick Jagger

The full list of winners is as follows:

BREAKTHROUGH ACT OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Yamaha)                    
Yussef Kamaal    
                                                               
INTERNATIONAL JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Oris Watches)
Donny McCaslin                                                                 
                                               
VOCALIST OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by PRS for Music)
Norma Winstone                               
                                               
INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Rathbones)
Nikki Yeoh                                            
                                               
BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by The Piano Bar Soho)
Rolling Stones                                             
                                                               
SOUL ARTIST OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by RCS)                           
Laura Mvula                                        
                                               
JAZZ INNOVATION OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Mishcon de Reya)
Jaimeo Brown                                                     
                                               
DIGITAL INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Pollitt & Partners)         
Gilles Peterson – Worldwide FM                                     
                                               
ALBUM OF THE YEAR (PUBLIC VOTE) (Sponsored by Arqiva)                                          
Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome         
                             
UK JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR (PUBLIC VOTE) (Sponsored by Grange Hotels)                                
Shabaka Hutchings                                                                                            
                                               
LIVE EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR (PUBLIC VOTE)                                        
Orphy Robinson All Stars – The Bobby Hutcherson Songbook

PPL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Recipient: Georgie Fame

IMPACT AWARD
Recipient: Damien Chazelle

THE GOLD AWARD
Recipient: Charlie Watts

Posted on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 12:44 pm by RadioToday

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