2020 Parliamentary Jazz Awards
Posted on 2nd Jul 2020 by John Rosie
The National Jazz Archive is pleased to announce that one of its Trustees, Corey Mwamba, is a recipient of the 2020 Parliamentary Jazz Award for Jazz Media. This award recognises Corey's work for his BBC Radio 3 show, Freeness.
The Parliamentary Awards celebrate and recognise the vibrancy, diversity, talent and breadth of the jazz scene throughout the United Kingdom. The awards have been running since 2005.
The All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) currently has over 116 members from the House of Commons and House of Lords across all political parties. Their aim is to encourage wider and deeper enjoyment of jazz, to increase Parliamentarians' understanding of the jazz industry and issues surrounding it, to promote jazz as a musical form and to raise its profile inside and outside Parliament.
John Spellar MP, Co-Chair of APPJAG, said: ‘These Awards demonstrate the wealth of talent and commitment that exists in the British Jazz scene. Now in its 15th year, the Parliamentary Jazz Awards honour the best of British jazz. MPs and Peers in the All Party Group are delighted to work with, and we are extremely grateful to, Pizza Express Live for supporting the event.’
Details of all winners can be found here.
Photo courtesy of Agata Urbiniak