Made by the PRS for Music Foundation in collaboration with, and administered by, Jazz Services, the Awards are aimed at encouraging small scale promoters who bring new British jazz to audiences across the UK. Award winners were selected by a panel consisting of jazz musicians and representatives of PRS for Music Foundation, Jazz Services and Serious. The panel awarded support to jazz promoters who demonstrated the strongest commitment to programming fresh and exciting new music written by living British jazz composers.
Chris Hodgkins, Jazz Services’ Director, said, “As always, we were hugely impressed by the quality of the promoters applying to the Awards, and their commitment to presenting new music is extremely encouraging. We were also very glad to see a large number of new applicants, which bodes well for the continued growth of a thriving jazz scene. As ever, our thanks go out to PRS for making these valuable Awards possible.”
David Porter, Director of J-Night, said: “This award enables J-Night to develop artistic programmes that challenge us, as producers, and attract an attentive audience who relish the diverse work this generation of jazz artists create.”