The 2020 Jazz FM Awards ceremony, originally scheduled to take place at Shoreditch Town Hall next month, has been postponed until the autumn.
The event is one of the most prestigious in the UK jazz calendar and celebrates the very best of the global jazz, soul and blues scenes. This year’s nominees include Charles Lloyd, Branford Marsalis, Jacob Collier, Celeste, Philip Bailey, Moses Boyd, Joe Armon-Jones, Keb’ Mo’ and Jazzmeia Horn amongst many others.
Jazz FM Content Director Nick Pitts said: “Having consulted with the wider Jazz FM Awards team and our sponsors, we have made this tough but correct decision to postpone the ceremony slated for 27 May at the Shoreditch Town Hall. We wish this were not the case but it would be irresponsible to not put the safety of all our guests, performers, staff, sponsors and partners above all else. We’ll be moving the event to later in the year, when we and the jazz community are able to safely gather in one space to hand out the Awards and celebrate in the usual style.
“I would like to take this moment to thank our key partners and sponsors – Serious, PPL, PRS for Music, Mishcon de Reya, Arqiva, Cambridge Audio, British Airways, Oanda and Shoreditch Town Hall – for agreeing to continue to support the Jazz FM Awards over this longer period of time, and the Awards team and I are looking forward to creating a new event later in the year to celebrate all that is good about jazz, soul and blues when it is safe to do so.”
The Jazz FM Awards is made possible with support from PRS for Music, PPL, Mishcon de Reya, Cambridge Audio, Arqiva, Oanda, British Airways, Shoreditch Town Hall, Yamaha UK, Blue Orchid Hotels and Saville Row Gin. Visit the event’s official website for further information and updates on the 2020 Jazz FM Awards.