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Fifth annual BBC Radio Jazz Awards - the winners

Category: Radio 2; Radio 3

Date: 04.07.2005
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BBC Radios 2 and 3 came together to present the fifth annual BBC Jazz Awards at The Mermaid Theatre in London.


Hosted by writer and authority on music Paul Gamabaccini, it was an impressive event celebrating the spectrum of the jazz genre.


The ceremony featured award presentations by Michael Parkinson, Mica Paris, John Dankworth, Stan Tracey and Chris Barber to name but a few.


Other jazz-loving celebrities attended to watch performances by a host of jazz stars old and new.


Saturday night's awards opened with a routine by the Jazzcotech Dancers followed by this year's BBC Jazz Awards big band led by Britain's premiere trumpeter, Guy Barker.


Acoustic Ladyland, who have captured the attention of the jazz world, were the first to receive an award given by Julian Joseph for Best Band.


There were two winners who unfortunately could not be present on the night so a film clip was shown of Gwilym Simcock being presented his Rising Star Award by the legendary Stan Tracey.


The Artist of the Year Award, one of four awards voted by the public, was given to multi-platinum selling artist Jamie Cullum.


A special award introduced this year was The Gold Award which Chris Barber presented to Acker Bilk.


The event climaxed with a performance by the internationally renowned Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, who was handed his Lifetime Achievement Award by jazz lover Michael Parkinson.


For the first time there will be a BBC Jazz Awards CD which will include music from the nominated artists of 2005.


The award presenters and winners were:


Presented by
Best Band
Acoustic Ladyland
Julian Joseph
Jazz On 3 Innovation
Huw Warren
Jez Nelson
Rising Star
Gwilym Simcock
Stan Tracey
Best Instrumentalist
Peter King
Martin Taylor
Best Vocalist
Liane Carroll
John Dankworth
Radio 3 Jazz Line-up Album
Tony Kofi
Jean Toussaint
Radio 2 Jazz Artist of the Year
Jamie Cullum
Best of Jazz Award
Liane Carroll
Humphrey Lyttelton
Gold Award
Acker Bilk
Chris Barber
Services to Jazz
John Cumming
Bob Blizzard MP
Lifetime Achievement
Oscar Peterson
Michael Parkinson


Extended highlights of the awards will be broadcasted by Radio 2 today (Monday 4 July) at 7.00pm and on Radio 3's Jazz Line-up show on Saturday (9 July) at 4.00pm.


The awards will also be available on



Category: Radio 2; Radio 3

Date: 04.07.2005
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