And the winner is… 2016 Jazz FM Awards results announced.

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Held last night in London’s Bloomsbury Ballroom and hilariously hosted by the inimitable Scottish Sikh comic, Hardeep Singh, the annual Jazz FM Awards was star-studded event that saw drum and saxophone duo, BINKER and MOSES (pictured left) scoop a stunning two awards – as Breakthrough Act and UK Jazz Act Of The Year. GREGORY PORTER – who was scheduled to perform but was whisked away at the last minute by Jools Holland to appear on Later – won the Impact Award while his compatriot, trumpeter and music app designer, CHRISTIAN SCOTT, picked up a trophy  for Jazz Innovation Of The Year. Scott was nominated for best album but lost to Australian quartet, HIATUS KAIYOTE, for their LP, ‘Choose Your Weapon.’ The group appeared in person to collect the award and then performed the ethereal ballad, ‘Borderline With Your Atoms,’ where singer/guitarist Nai Palm delivered a magnetic vocal. Other musical performances came from rising Blue Note starlet, singer/pianist KANDACE SPRINGS who performed ‘Soul Eyes,’ the title cut of her debut album scheduled for July. Springs had an enthusiastic supporter in the late Prince Rogers Nelson, who also nurtured the career of singer, LIV WARFIELD, who appeared at the show, demonstrating her amazing vocal prowess on a version of her song ‘Blackbird.’

The full list of winners is below:

Instrumentalist of the Year

Winner: Mark Lockheart

Soul Artist of the Year

Winner: Jill Scott

Breakthrough Act of the Year

Winner: Binker & Moses

Blues Artist of the Year

Winner: Gary Clark Jr.

Vocalist of the Year

Winner: Lauren Kinsella

International Artist Of The Year

Winner: Kamasi Washington

Album Of The Year – Public Vote

Winner: Hiatus Kaiyote

UK Jazz Act of the Year 

Winner: Binker & Moses

Digital Initiative of the Year 

Winner: Jacob Collier

Jazz Innovation of the Year 

Winner: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

Live Experience of the Year – Pubic Vote

Winner: Ice-T and Ron McCurdy – The Langston Hughes Project at the Barbican

Impact Award

Winner: Gregory Porter

PPL Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner: Quincy Jones