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Holly Waddington wins Oscar and BAFTA for Best Costume Design

A huge congratulations to Trinity Laban alum Holly Waddington (MA Scenography – Dance) for winning this year’s Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design for Poor Things!

Holly Waddington was the costume designer on Yorgos Lanthimos’s 2023 film Poor Things, starring Emma Stone (who won the BAFTA Award and Academy Award for Best Actress), Willem Dafoe, Ramy Youseff, and Mark Ruffalo. She stated that the director “opened the whole thing up for my interpretation” – he did not want the style of a period drama nor science-fiction. Holly has previously expressed that she too “often found it frustrating when periods are recreated exactly as they were” and she is “more interested in the scope to play with ideas”. Poor Things tells the tale of young Bella Baxter who is brought back to life by scientist Dr Godwin Baxter. The captivating costumes trace the evolution of the protagonist and complement the film’s brilliant narrative.

Holly Waddington attended the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford and began her career working for Angels the Costumiers in London as a ladies’ period costume designer. Following her MA in Scenography at Trinity Laban, she was a finalist in the 2007 Linbury Prize for Theatre Design. Holly previously worked as a film costume designer for Lady Macbeth by William Oldroyd, Ginger and Rosa by Sally Potter, and Departure by Andrew Steggall. As an assistant costume designer, Holly has collaborated on War Horse and Lincoln by Steven Spielberg, Happy-Go-Lucky and Another Year by Mike Leigh, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. by Guy Ritchie. She has designed costumes, sets and installations for productions at The Gate Theatre, The Young Vic, The Almeida, The Royal Court, Scottish Dance Theatre, Sadler’s Wells, Handspring UK and Complicité.

The Barbican hosted an exhibition from December to January presenting the costumes designed by Holly Waddington in collaboration with director Yorgos Lanthimos, as worn in the film by Emma Stone and Willem Dafoe.

We are all immensely proud of Holly and pass on our congratulations!

Image Credit: Arturo Holmes/Getty Images

Kirsty Purnell joins Moving Stories as Dance Artist

2020 Community Dance alum Kirsty Purnell will be one of four Dance Artists working with us for Moving Stories: embedding dance and drama in SEND teacher practice.

Recent alum Kirsty Purnell has joined Moving Stories, a two-year Paul Hamlyn Teacher Development Fund project, as a Dance Artist. Trinity Laban and its partners were successful in a bid of support from the PHF Teacher Development Fund – Moving Stories was one of eight UK-wide projects chosen for support.

Kirsty will be working with two of the six Lewisham-based schools involved in the project: Watergate and the Resource Base at Athelney Primary. In her role as a Dance Artist, she will collaborate with Drama Practitioners from Peoplescape Theatre, and School Teachers to develop and embed drama and dance in their setting, with the goal to improve the communication skills of young people facing high levels of disadvantage. Communication skills are the key to unlocking young peoples’ ability to thrive as active, engaged and connected members of their communities. Teachers and Artists will learn from each other, developing new pedagogical approaches, and spread good practice to colleagues, ensuring disabled young people have access to a rich and exciting arts curriculum which supports their life skills.

On being appointed the role of Dance Artist, Kirsty Purnell comments: “I am really excited to be one of the Dance Artists on the Moving Stories project in collaboration with Trinity Laban and Peoplescape Theatre. It feels particularly special to be on a project that is two years long and will allow time and space to build relationships and see the longer term impact of creative practices in SEND settings. I’m really looking forward to working on a project that’s so collaborative in nature and excited to see how working closely with drama practitioners and SEND teachers impacts and expands my own community dance practice. The learning and connections I made during my time at Trinity Laban on the Community Dance Postgrad have been invaluable in shaping my work in different dancing communities and Moving Stories is a wonderful example of this!”

More about Kirsty

An experienced facilitator, Kirsty works in a variety of settings including primary, secondary, SEN schools and community centres. She is particularly interested in how movement can be used to create, communicate and collaborate in the spirit of collective joy.

​She regularly leads projects for Rambert, The Royal Academy of Dance, Trinity Laban and Sadler’s Wells Learning and Engagement Programme with sharings at Sadler’s Wells Theatre and The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick. She has also worked for SLiDE, Hackney Children’s Theatre, Trinity Laban and run workshops for F.A.T Studio and London College of Communication.

​Initially studying English Literature and Philosophy at Glasgow University and then completing her PGCE, she went on to receive a scholarship to study Community Dance at Trinity Laban. Kirsty is a professional member of People Dancing and an accredited teacher of Rambert Grades Creative Dance for Early Years and Grade 1-4 contemporary technique.

Resolution 2024

This year, Resolution 2024 returns to The Place between 17 January and 9 February. Across 18 nights, 54 artists and companies from London and beyond perform bold new contemporary dance work. We are incredibly proud to have many alumni and students taking part in Resolution 2024.

Several Desperate Attempts explores the concept of fame, questioning the lengths that people are willing to go to for the rich and successful life. This contemporary dance-theatre has been inspired by pop culture controversiality and phenomena, such as Lady Gaga’s meat dress and Britney Spears shaving her head, to name a few. Several Desperate Attempts was choreographed by Jack Trotter and features TL Alum Ben Yorke-Griffiths. (Thu 18 Jan)

Sylvie Holder’s Sweet England delves into the undocumented realities of peasantry within Western Europe in the Middle Ages. It explores the untold history of the people of serfdom and unfolds on stage as an organic anthology of happenings, a series of proposed experiences and features TL Alumni Ben Yorke-Griffiths and Lucy Rutter. (Fri 19 Jan)

Trinity Laban Alum Francesca Matthys performs a new solo work, Stap (St-AH-p), which is informed by her South African lineage, spiritual and artistic practice. Known as the ‘Stepping in Situ’ practice, Francesca is in conversation with original adaptations of the Nama Stap Rite of Passage Dance. This practice acknowledges the pelvis as a site of wisdom, intuition and identity of ancestral significance. (Wed 24 Jan)

Choreographed by Trinity Laban alum and Innovation Award Winner Chiara Halter, 33 RPM combines set design, contemporary movement language and opera, as a response to the ongoing growth in socio-economic segregation. Chiara and fellow alum Alessia Tomassi Marinangeli, work to embrace the evolution of cultural heritage, and serve the reminder that we are nothing but the product of our environment. Chiara and Alessia will be joined by singer Paula Günther. (Thu 25 Jan)

On The Other Side, choreographed by TL Alum Yee Kei Yuki Chung, has been through 5 stages of research and development. It explores the emotional impact on people who have experienced the death of others, imaginary death, and the imaginary contact between the dead and the living. This project features TL Alumni Mac Daniel Villanueva Palima and composer Mikey Parsons. This project is generously supported by the Thea Barnes Legacy. (Tue 30 Jan)

Choreographed by Trinity Alum Innovation Award winner Aimee Ruhinda, A Good Scare is a Wonderful Aphrodisiac explores the witch archetype as a reborn feminist symbol. This piece explores the Butoh ideology, saturating the raw real to become surreal. ‘The coven’ portrays your deepest fears as a method to better understand them, reclaiming your true self. It will be performed by six Trinity Laban alumni dancers Alessia Tomassi Marinangeli, Ana Noakes, Chiara Halter, Ellie Broom, Kiera O’Reilly and Zuzanna Wasiak. (Wed 31 Jan)

TL Alum Emma Skyum has choreographed LEUCA, a dance dedicated to the passing of time, self-realisation and acceptance. Stimulated by the nature of personal growth this work evolves cohesively with the dancer as she develops her own movement language. LEUCA is an abstract portrayal of ‘relive, retrieve, recover’ from lived experiences of the self in which the stimulus is solely one’s own truth. (Wed 31 Jan)

Resurrection is a dance that explores how one might rebuild their sense of self and purpose when a major part of their life falls apart. Themes of internalised relationships are explored and contrasted with colourful, psychedelic visuals and set to an eclectic soundtrack. Trinity Alum Antonia Latz is one of four dancers in this piece by Samantha Harding. (Thur 1 Feb)

In his solo performance Souvenir, dance artist Fabio Pronesti reconsiders what we kept close. A body seeks procedures of pouring memories in the space whilst getting confused by what is familiar: the smell of a smoke, a way of capturing each other’s hands, some desires rooted out yesterday. Within the landscape crafted in collaboration with sound engineer Beatrice Balagna, Fabio brings to light lived spaces, currents in which he immersed himself and some precious relics: other beliefs that were real. (Sat 3 Feb)

There are few bodies as impressive in its range of movement and ability to navigate space than the octopus. In fact, in the nineteenth century the octopus was the most demonised creature for this very reason and was coined the ‘devil fish’. Devil Fish, by Silver-Tongue Studios, questions what it means to be called ‘a monster’ and features TL Alum Antonia Latz. (Wed 7 Feb)

I Am. Am I is a human story that questions labelling theory and raises awareness of social inequality using a multitude of different means. This is a work in progress and TL Alum Louiseanne Pui Chi Wong investigates their struggle with social norms, displacement, and unlearning how they were ‘conditioned’ in Hong Kong. (Thur 8 Feb)

Magnetoreception is a dance of passion and pain, narrated by the mesmerising choreography of magnets in motion. TL Alum Sarah Hirsch and her colleague Phillip McDermott established Odyl Creations in 2023, which recently culminated in a forty-minute production at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (Fri 9 Feb)

Image Credit: Production image from A Good Scare is a Wonderful Aphrodisiac by Aimee Ruhinda / The Place

Remembering Richard Gaddes, 1942 – 2023

Trinity Laban Honorary Fellow and alum Richard Gaddes has died, at age 81. Richard graduated from Trinity College of Music in 1964, and went on to become one of the most influential and progressive leaders in American opera.

Richard was born in 1942 in Wallsend in the North East of England. After graduating, he co-founded the Wigmore Hall Lunchtime Concerts – designed to give young musicians performance opportunities – which introduced celebrated artists including soprano Dame Margaret Price. He then joined the staff of Artists International Management, arranging auditions for impresarios including John O. Crosby, who hired him as Santa Fe’s Artistic Administrator in 1969.

Richard went on to found Opera Theatre of St Louis and served as its General Director until 1987. Under his leadership, the company achieved international recognition for the development of talented young artists – giving them professional debuts – and the presentation of a varied repertoire.

Returning to the Santa Fe Opera as Associate General Director, Richard became General Director in 2000 until his retirement in 2008. Among Richard’s multiple successful initiatives were offering discounts to first-time ticket buyers from New Mexico, hosting post-season concerts at the opera presented by different community groups, and staging fully produced offerings at various downtown locations, including Gilbert & Sullivan operettas at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.

Richard’s career was dedicated to furthering the careers of young singers; he championed adventurous repertoire and built new audiences through imaginative education and outreach programmes. The recipient of many awards, his international artistic status was confirmed when he received one of the first Opera Honors Awards from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2008.

In later years, Richard reconnected with Trinity Laban and became a strong advocate for us in his adopted home of New York. Richard supported our brilliantly successful trombone department trip to the Juilliard School in 2022 and we were looking forward to many more collaborations with him in his retirement.

Richard will be hugely missed by us. He leaves behind a magnificent musical legacy, and we will be forever grateful to have been part of his life.

Professor Peter Dickinson captured standing in front of a field. His is wearing a black blazer.

Remembering Professor Peter Dickinson, 1934 – 2023

Composer, pianist, academic, author and broadcaster Professor Peter Dickinson (1934 – 2023) has died at age 88. Professor Dickinson was a former Governor and Honorary Fellow of Trinity College of Music, and a valued member of our musical community.

Professor Dickinson was born in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England, on 15 November 1934 and in later life lived in Suffolk. He went to Cambridge as Organ Scholar of Queens’ College and then spent three formative years in New York, initially at the Juilliard School, then working as a critic and freelance performer. After a spell as a pianist at the New York City Ballet, where he played for Balanchine to choreograph, he became a Lecturer at Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey. From this time onwards Dickinson’s music has been regularly performed and recorded by some of the leading musicians and in 1988 the leading British TV arts programme, Melvyn Bragg’s South Bank Show, made a one-hour documentary about him.

Professor Dickinson was known for introducing music lovers in Britain to new sounds from America from ragtime and jazz to the most experimental pieces. He inspired interest in unfamiliar works and was a pioneer in the teaching of jazz and popular music in UK degree courses.

An authority on American and British composers from Aaron Copland and John Cage to Sir Lennox Berkeley and Lord Berners, he wrote books including The Music of Lennox Berkeley (1988) and CageTalk: Dialogues With and About John Cage (2006).

These composers in turn inspired Dickinson to write concertos for organ (1971), piano (1984) and violin (1986). Other major works included his Blue Rose Variations for organ, which was performed at the BBC Proms by David Titterington in 2009, and his Mass of the Apocalypse, played by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra at the Aldeburgh festival in 2015.

In addition to his other work, Professor Dickinson was a philanthropist and co-founder of the music education charity, Rainbow Dickinson Trust, alongside another former TCM student Dr. Bernarr Rainbow. The Trust has a continuous record for supporting musical projects involving training for young people, performance and research, spending over £300,000 since it was established. It has supported the publication or republication of writings by Rainbow, often brought up to date by specially commissioned further material, and has completed his series of thirty-five Classic Texts in Music Education. The running of the Trust will now be taken over by Professor Dickinson’s son Francis.

He is survived by his wife, his sons and his sister.

A.R. Rahman stands next to TL Principal Anthony Bowne. They are jointly holding a signed agreement between TL and KM Music Conservatory.

Academy Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman visits Trinity Laban

We were delighted to welcome A.R. Rahman to Trinity Laban this week. His visit followed a headline show at the O2 on Saturday 30 September, his first London performance in six years.

A.R. Rahman dropped in at Laban Building and King Charles Court to check out the work of our Music, Dance and Musical Theatre students, including a Composition seminar and a rehearsal with students Samyuktha Rajagopal (violin) and Martina Joy (viola).

In addition to his glittering career as a composer for screen, A.R. Rahman is the Founder of KM Music Conservatory in Chennai, India. KM Music Conservatory was founded to expand the horizons of musicians in India. While continuing to respect and strengthen the art of Indian music, the institution also offers an education in Western music and music technology. KM Music Conservatory provides students with a strong artistic, intellectual, and technical foundation for pursuing professional careers in music. Students will graduate with an internationally competitive education in Western music and music technology and production. During Principal Anthony Bowne‘s visit to India earlier this year, he signed a partnership agreement with KM Music Conservatory, which will lead to students from KMMC being able to split their studies between Chennai and London.

A.R. Rahman is also an Honorary Fellow of Trinity College London in recognition of his vast contribution to music in India.

More about KM Music Conservatory

KM Music Conservatory is a higher education institution founded in 2008 by the A. R. Rahman Foundation. Located in Arumbakkam, Chennai, in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the conservatory offers a range of part-time and full-time courses in Hindustani and Western classical music and music technology. Composer A. R. Rahman is the Founder and Principal, Fathima Rafiq the Executive director.

KMMC is developing a newly founded symphony orchestra, to serve as resident studio orchestra for A.R. Rahman’s compositions and to perform for the general public in Chennai and elsewhere in India.

More about A.R. Rahman

Described as the world’s most prominent and prolific film composer by Time, his works are notable for integrating Eastern classical music with electronic music sounds, world music genres and traditional orchestral arrangements.

He has won two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, four National Film Awards, fifteen Filmfare Awards and thirteen Filmfare Awards South in addition to numerous other awards and nominations.

His extensive body of work for film and the stage earned him the nickname “the Mozart of Madras”. In 2009, Time placed Rahman in its list of World’s Most Influential People.

Eliana Echeverry joins LPO Young Composers programme 2023/24

Eliana Echeverry has been named as one of five London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Young Composers for 2023/24, a programme which supports the progression of talented young orchestral composers.

Eliana Echeverry is one of the most versatile composers and arrangers in Colombia. She studied Composition and Psychology at the National Conservatory of Colombia, and went on to complete an MMus in Composition at Trinity Laban, thanks to a scholarship awarded by the Central Bank of Colombia to the most promising young musician and the kind support of The Henry Wood Accommodation Trust Fund.

Eliana has a background in classical music, jazz, pop and Colombian traditional music. One of the main focuses of her work is the inclusion of Latin-American traditional music in her classical and jazz compositions. She collaborates with artists of different styles. Her music has been played in the USA, Netherlands, Canada, Colombia, Argentina and in the UK at the Lake District Summer Music Festival, Chichester Festival and First Light Music Festival.

Mentored by the LPO’s Composer-in-Residence, award-winning Cuban-American composer, Tania León, the Young Composers spend a season with the LPO, each creating a new work for chamber orchestra that is performed by Foyle Future First musicians and LPO players at the Debut Sounds public showcase concert at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.

As well as several composer seminars, there is a three-hour workshop in the spring – a chance for composers to experiment with new ideas, talk to players and receive feedback in a constructive and inquisitive environment. This is followed by further workshop-rehearsals leading to the final concert performance in June. During the year, composers also have the chance to attend concerts, observe rehearsals, meet guest composers and get involved with the LPO’s wider education work.

Click here to findout more about the other LPO Young Composers 2023/24.

Valentina Ciardelli holds her double bass, she is wearing a green dress and stands in front of a black background.

Valentina Ciardelli appointed as Strings Professor

We are pleased to welcome Trinity Laban alum, composer, double bassist, performer and visual artist Valentina Ciardelli as a Professor in our Strings department.

Originally a pianist, she started to play double bass in in 2010, graduating with Honours from the Istituto Musicale L. Boccherini in Lucca in October 2014. She then gained her Master of Performance (Honours) at the Royal College of Music in July 2016 and continued further studies under the guidance of Leon Bosch at Trinity Laban, where she was the recipient of scholarships from Trinity College London and the Leverhulme Trust. In 2018/19, Valentina was awarded Trinity Laban’s Carne Trust Junior Fellowship for an Individual.

Valentina has won several awards and prizes including first prize in the RCM Double Bass Competition 2016, the Vernon Elliot Double bass Competition 2018, the Vivian Joseph Classical Concerto Competition 2018, String Category and the De Simone and Partners prize in the Chamber Music Festival in Rome. Valentina also won a place with a scholarship in the Accademia Chigiana for summer 2018 with Maestro Giuseppe Ettorre.

She was finalist in important national and international competitions such as the Migliori Diplomati D’Italia (best young Italian music graduate) 2015 and double bass international competition Galicia Garcia Graves. She was selected with other sixteen young double bass players around the world to perform in the live final rounds at the worldwide double bass solo competition granted by Bradetich Foundation in Denton, Texas, at the end of August 2017.

Valentina also won several orchestral auditions such as Gustav Mahler Academy 2016 and BBC SO training scheme. She recently won the Artist in Residence at the BANFF, Alberta (Canada) that hosted her from 15 – 28 September 2019. She gave solo performances with I solisti veneti with M. Claudio Scimone. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in world renowned concert halls such as Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro Argentina in Rome, St Martin in the Fields in London.

Find out more about Valentina Ciardelli here.

Photography: Discover Double Bass
Ezra Collective hold their award at the 2023 Mercury Prize

Ezra Collective win Mercury Prize

A huge congratulations to Ezra Collective who took home the Mercury Prize last night for their album Where I’m Meant to Be, the first Jazz act to do so in the prize’s 30 year history.

Ezra Collective (including TL alumni Femi Koleoso and Joe Armon-Jones) have been one of the UK groups pathing the way for the resurgence of Jazz in the UK over the last decade. As Femi Koleoso said when accepting the award, the win is “testimony to good, special people putting time and effort” into helping young people to play music. Without the tireless work of organisations such as TL partners Tomorrow’s Warriors, Kinetika Bloco, and other youth groups across the nation, this revival would not have been possible.

As longtime supporter of developing musicians, BBC Radio host and member of the Mercury Prize judging panel Jamz Supernova said Where I’m Meant to Be was an “uplifting and timely record that represents the very best of where we are now in 2023”.

Other recent TL alumni nominated for the Mercury Prize have included: Nubya Garcia, Emma-Jean Thackray, SEED Ensemble, Moses Boyd and Dinosaur.

Click here to listen to Where I’m Meant to Be.

You can re-watch last night’s awards ceremony, including live performances from: Ezra Collective, Olivia Dean, Raye, Jessie Ware, Loyle Carner and more on BBC iPlayer.

Photograph: JMEnternational/Getty
Hannah Horton holds up her Jazz Award certificate. She is wearing a black top and has short curly hair.

Hannah Horton wins Parliamentary Jazz Award

Congratulations to TL alum Hannah Horton who won the Jazz Education Award at All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards!

Hannah Horton is a melodic maverick, visionary jazz saxophonist, composer, bandleader and journalist. Star of UK jazz, her music is rooted in jazz, folk and funk. Her established individual and sophisticated sound is edging through boundaries and creating waves worldwide.

An official Henri Selmer Artist, graduate of Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Trinity Laban, and member of award-winning Women In Jazz Media, Hannah works the jazz world in her own authentic way. Her most recent album Inside Out has received critical acclaim worldwide and she continues to wow audiences with her creative playing, alongside her charming personality on stage.

Today Hannah provides inspiration of her own by running J Steps – a new band initiative designed to nurture the talent of musicians who identify as female or non-binary with its main aim being to balance a historic lack of representation of women in jazz.

J Steps is a jazz ensemble for female and non-binary improvising musicians based at the Saffron Centre for Young Musicians. The players are Grade 6 and above and are taught jazz harmony and improvisation, playing standards and originals. J Steps have performed at EFG London Jazz Festival and Saffron Hall foyer and invite new players who want to learn more about jazz in a comfortable and supportive setting.

A round of applause also for Janine Irons of Tomorrow’s Warriors, who was awarded the Services to Jazz Award. It could not be more deserved!


See the full list of award winners here.

Jazz Vocalist of the Year: Elaine Delmar

Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year: Gary Husband

Jazz Album of the Year: Jo Harrop and Paul Edis, When Winter Turns To Spring

Jazz Ensemble of the Year: Ubunye

Jazz Newcomer of the Year: Sultan Stevenson

Jazz Venue of the Year: Jazz at the Blue Lamp, Aberdeen

Jazz Media Award: The Jazz Rag

 PizzaExpress Live Jazz Photographer of the Year: Monika S. Jakubowska

Jazz Education Award: Hannah Horton, J Steps, Saffron Centre For Young Musicians, Saffron Walden

Services to Jazz Award: Janine Irons

Special APPJG Award: Tony Haynes and the Grand Union Orchestra

Camilla George stands against a bright orange background. She is wearing a white shirt and colourful skirt. She is holding her saxophone and looking to her left. Camilla has been nominated at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2023 for 'Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year'.

Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2023 nominees announced

Congratulations to TL alumni, staff and partners: Camilla George, Hannah HortonAmy Gadiaga, Julian Siegel, Kevin Le Gendre, Tomorrow’s Warriors, Janine Irons on their nominations at the All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2023.

This year’s nominees recognise a wide-range of musicians, organisations, venues and jazz media, who have made an impression in the past year. The winners will be announced on 4 July.

John Spellar MP, Co-Chair of APPJG, said: “These awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the talents and energies of the great musicians, educators, promoters, record labels, jazz organisations, blogs, jazz magazines and journalists who helped kept jazz flourishing. These shortlists demonstrate the wealth of talent and commitment that exists in the British jazz scene. Now in its 18th year, the Parliamentary Jazz Awards honour the best of British jazz. MPs and Peers in the All Party Group are grateful to PizzaExpress Live for supporting the event.”

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Jazz Vocalist of the Year
Emma Smith
Jo Harrop
Georgia Cécile
Elaine Delmar

Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year
Alcyona Mick
Art Themen
Camilla George
Gary Husband

Jazz Album of the Year
Ubunye: ‘Ubunye’
Trish Clowes: ‘A View with a Room’
Jo Harrop and Paul Edis: ‘When Winter Turns To Spring’

Jazz Ensemble of the Year
Alex Hitchcock and Ant Law Quartet
Julian Siegel Big Band

Jazz Newcomer of the Year
Sultan Stevenson
Amy Gadiaga
Hannah Horton

Jazz Venue of the Year
The Verdict, Brighton
Jazz at the Blue Lamp, Aberdeen
Magy’s Farm, Dromara, County Down, NI

Jazz Media Award
Kevin Le Gendre
Jazzwise Magazine
The Jazz Rag

Jazz Education Award
Tomorrows Warriors
Hanna Horton: J Steps, Saffron Centre For Young Musicians, Saffron Walden
Karen Gourlay: Head of Leeds Junior Conservatoire

Jazz Photographer Award
Monika S. Jakubowska
William Ellis
Tatiana Gorilovsky

Services to Jazz Award
Janine Irons
Danielle White
Tony Haynes and the Grand Union Orchestra