\\ What happened when we took a disposable camera to the JazzFM Awards

The JazzFM Awards hit London on 25 April to celebrate and award some of the biggest names in music. A night not limited to acceptance speeches and brave faces, Laura Mvula will perform a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald on the night to mark 100 years since the legend’s birth. You can browse the full list of nominees, including Yussef Kamaal, Jordan Rakei and Carleen Anderson, here.

In 2016, we took a disposable camera to the JazzFM Awards. Here’s a bunch of artists as you’ve probably never seen them before.

1 \\ Rising artist of bands Nerija and KOKOROKO ― as well as trumpeter to Little Simz ― Sheila Maurice-Grey flexes her best bow tie.

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1 // Sheila Maurice-Grey

2 \\ We gave our camera to Christian Scott and asked him to capture whatever he wanted. He delivered a selfie with BBC broadcaster and vocalist Jumoké Fashola.

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2 \\ Christian Scott and Jumoké Fashola

3 \\ Binker and Moses give us a studious pose after winning Breakthrough Act of the Year. The end of the night (last picture) shows a very different story…

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3 \\ Binker and Moses

4 \\ Hiatus Kaiyote frontwoman Nai Palm enjoys a glass of champagne with saxophonist, MC and BBC broadcaster Soweto Kinch.

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4 \\ Nai Palm and Soweto Kinch

5 \\ Drummer Moses Boyd (far left) and brass-playing brothers Theon and Nathaniel Cross (far right) catch up with friends at the awards.

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5 \\ Moses Boyd, Theon and Nathaniel Cross with friends

6 \\ Saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings smiles for a picture after an interview with Jazz Standard Founder Tina Edwards.

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6 \\ Shabaka Hutchings and Tina Edwards

7 \\ Jazz Standard sound man Robbie likes what he hears at the JazzFM Awards.

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7 \\ Soundman Robbie

8 \\ Okay, this picture of Marcus Strickland was actually taken a few days later at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, but how could we leave it out? HE’S SO HAPPY.

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8 \\ Marcus Strickland

9 \\ Outside the JazzFM AwardsJumoké Fashola gets cuddled up to by vocalist Zara MacFarlane who releases a new album this year.

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9 \\ Jumoké Fashola and Zara Macfarlane

10 \\ Tina Edwards gets her hands on Binker and Moses‘ award, but only for Binker and Moses to get their hands on her.

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10 \\ Binker and Moses with Tina Edwards

The JazzFM Awards take place in London on 25 April. See the full list of nominees here

Follow @jazz_standard for updates on the night.

JS 

 

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