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Winners of the BBC Jazz Awards 2002
BBC Radios 2 and 3 came together tonight (31 July 2002) to present
the second annual BBC Radio Jazz Awards which were held at London's
Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Co-hosted by Jools Holland and Courtney Pine, the event was a star
studded affair celebrating the whole spectrum of the jazz genre.
The ceremony featured award presentations by Clive James, Mark Knopfler,
Kenneth Clarke and Moira Stuart among other celebrities, and performances
by a host of jazz stars, including a show-stopping performance by
Best Band winners, the Jazz Jamaica All Stars.
Winner of Best Vocalist, Stacey Kent, entranced the audience of
radio listeners and VIPs with her take on the Richard Rodgers songbook
and John Taylor and Oren Marshall performed music from the Best
The all female sax quartet Saxophony were a great surprise, highlighting
the commitment to young talent of Lifetime Achievement Award winners
Dame Cleo Laine and John Dankworth, at whose Stables venue they
Dave Brubeck presented their award from New York by video link.
Scottish piano maestro Brian Kellock's Trio, whose Live At Henry's
was winner of Best Album, were a great crowd pleaser as were the
Big Chris Barber Band, Chris winning the brand new Jazz Heritage
The fantastic 20 strong Jazz Jamaica All Stars were back on stage
to perform with Rising Star award winner Soweto Kinch among their
ranks and - the highlight of the evening - a version of Mamoshaba
with International Artist of the Year, Hugh Masekela.
The winners were:
Best Album: Brian Kellock Trio Live At Henry's (presented
by Denis Lawson)
Best Band: Jazz Jamaica All Stars (presented by Moira Stuart)
Best Vocalist: Stacey Kent (presented by Humphrey Lyttelton)
Best Instrumentalist: John Surman (presented by Ian Carr)
Rising Star: Soweto Kinch (presented by Clive James)
Best New Work: John Taylor - Green Man Suite (presented by Mike
Jazz Innovation: Matt Bourne (presented by Julian Joseph)
Services to Jazz: Chris Hodgkins (presented by Moira Stuart)
International Award of the Year: Hugh Masekela (presented by Annie
Jazz Heritage Award: Chris Barber (presented by Mark Knopfler)
Lifetime Achievement 1: Cleo Laine & John Dankworth (presented
by Dave Brubeck)
Lifetime Achievement 2: Stan Tracey (presented by Kenneth Clarke)
The awards will be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on Monday 5 August 2002
at 7.00-8.30pm and on BBC Radio 3's Jazz Line-Up on Saturday 3 August
2002 at 4.00pm.
awards will also be available online as a streamable webcast from
Monday 5 August 2002 at www.bbc.co.uk/radio2