Sons of Kemet, Nubya Garcia, Poppy Ajudha and Cassie Kinoshi were among the new wave of UK talent to be honoured at this year’s Jazz FM Awards.
Sons of Kemet, led by saxophonist and composer Shabaka Hutchings (pictured above), won Album of the Year for their critically-acclaimed Your Queen is a Reptile, while Nubya Garcia took home the UK Jazz Act of the Year prize.
Cassie Kinoshi, founder and leader of the SEED Ensemble, and member of London septet Nejira, was awarded the Breakthrough Act gong.
Elsewhere, rising singer-songwriter Poppy Ajudha received the Soul Act of the Year while jazz prodigy Jacob Collier took home the PRS for Music Gold Award.
For the full list of winners see below.
The Jazz FM Awards 2019 took place at Shoreditch Town Hall, London, last night (30 April) and was presented in partnership with PRS for Music and PPL.
The Digital Award
The Innovation Award
Instrumentalist of the Year
International Jazz Act of the Year
Soul Act of the Year
Blues Act of the Year
Vocalist of the Year
UK Jazz Act (public vote)
Album of the Year (public vote)
Sons Of Kemet – Your Queen is a Reptile
Live Experience of the Year (public vote)
Steam Down featuring Kamasi Washington
PRS for Music Gold Award
PPL Lifetime Achievement Award
Don Was and Blue Note Records