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Marcus Miller, Jools Holland and Norma Winstone will receive special Jazz FM awards


Marcus Miller – Photo: Frank Hoensch/Redferns

Producer, composer and bandleader Marcus Miller will receive the Gold Award at the Jazz FM Awards, taking place on October 20 at Shoreditch Town Hall. In this year’s other special awards, the British conductor and Later TV presenter Jools Holland OBE will be the recipient of the Impact award, while the Lifetime Achievement award will go to British singer Norma Winstone MBE.

The ceremony will be hosted by American actor Clarke Peters (Wire, Treme et al). Nominations for all other 2022 awards were announced last monthand include Robert GlasperOmar, Mavis Staples, Levon Helm, Questlove and Trombone Shorty.

“I am delighted to accept the Jazz FM Gold Award,” said Miller, whose last self-titled album was Blue Note version Black posed, in 2018. “Jazz is a vital art form that continues to bring communities and cultures together, nourish souls and bring joy to so many of us. Thank you Jazz FM for your continued support of what I do and for recognizing the hard work of so many musicians through these awards, while providing such a valuable platform to so many artists at all stages of their careers.

Holland, who celebrates 30 years as host of the BBC live performance series Later, as he continues to lead his own big band, notes, “I’m honored to receive Jazz FM’s Impact Award. Their radio station and my TV show Later with…” have been aligned for 30 years; promote jazz, blues and improvised music, discover new artists and introduce them to a wider audience. Besides being a regular listener to the station, I’ve also been an occasional presenter for them over the years, so I’m thrilled to be a part of their awards show alongside some truly amazing talent.

East Londoner Winstone, now 82, is widely celebrated among the finest performers of European jazz. “A few years ago I was thrilled when I received the Female Vocalist of the Year award at the Jazz FM Awards in 2017 and now to be honored with a lifetime achievement award for making what I like is a lesson in humility. I can’t wait to be at the ceremony and sing a little something for you all!”.

Previous recipients of Jazz FM Special Awards include Tony Bennett, Herbie Hancock, quincy jones, Gregory Porter, norah jonesLady Cleo Laine, George BensonPat Metheny, Glory of Georgiaand Ahmad Jamal.

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