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Help Marsden Jazz Festival achieve national recognition

Help Marsden Jazz Festival achieve national recognition

Nominations are now open for the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2016 at

Following Marsden Jazz Festival’s success winning Outstanding Established Festival at the Yorkshire Gig Guide Grassroots Awards, we are now setting our sights on national recognition at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2016.

Please support Marsden Jazz Festival by nominating us in the “Jazz Venue of the Year” category for a Parliamentary Jazz Award.

Entry forms are limited to one person one vote and you can vote in as many or as few categories as you like.

Vote at

Nominations close at 12 noon on Thursday 18th February 2016.

The categories for the 2016 Awards reflect the ever-increasing scope of talent from within the UK’s jazz scene and include:

  • Jazz Album of the Year (released in 2015 by a UK band or musicians)
  • Jazz Vocalist of the Year (UK-based vocalist who impressed in 2015)
  • Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year (UK-based musician who impressed in 2015)
  • Jazz Ensemble of the Year (UK-based group who impressed in 2015)
  • Jazz Venue of the Year (including jazz clubs, venues, festivals and promoters)
  • Jazz Media Award (including broadcasters, journalists, magazines, blogs, listings and books)
  • Jazz Education Award (to an educator or project for raising the standard of jazz education in the UK)
  • Jazz Newcomer of the Year (UK-based artist, musician or group with a debut album released in 2015)
  • Services to Jazz Award (to a living person for their outstanding contribution to jazz in the UK).

The awards are run by the All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG), which has over 100 members from the House of Commons and House of Lords, across all political parties. Its aim is to encourage a wider and deeper enjoyment of jazz, to increase Parliamentarians’ understanding of the industry and issues surrounding it, as well as promoting jazz as a musical form, and to raise its profile both inside and outside of Parliament. The awards are supported by JazzUK and PPL.

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