Just a reminder that if you haven’t yet made your nominations for this year’s Parliamentary Jazz Awards you’ve only got until tomorrow to do so.

The nomination form can be found on the Jazz Services website, and the categories are

  • Jazz Musician of the Year
  • Jazz Ensemble of the Year
  • Live Jazz (club, festival or promoter)
  • Jazz CD of the Year
  • Jazz Journalist of the Year
  • Jazz Broadcaster of the Year
  • Jazz Publication of the Year (print or online)
  • Jazz Education Award
  • Services to Jazz Award (to a living person for their outstanding
    contribution to jazz in the UK)

If you’re looking for ideas for that last category, what about Keith Tippett? Not just a great musician, but a man who’s given great support and encouragement to generations of younger players.