Nubya Garcia Wins UK Jazz Act at Jazz FM Awards

On the night of April 30, London saw jazz luminaries on International Jazz Day at the Jazz FM Awards.

Nubya Garcia, who is set to perform at the Hare & Hounds on May 6, takes home the UK Jazz Act Award following a public vote.


Nubya Garcia

The London-based saxophonist and composer is one of the leading forces behind the resurgence of jazz-influenced sounds in the UK.

Raised in a creative environment built by a set of Caribbean parents, her brand of afro-tinged jazz has made her a key component in a string of new and established groups: from work with legendary jungle producer and toaster, Congo Natty, through to her own works as part of the Theon Cross Trio, six-piece Maisha, and the Nérija septet.

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Some familiar faces included Sons of Kemet, who won Album of the Year with 'Your Queen Is A Reptile' and who also performed at the Hare & Hounds last year.

Jean Toussaint won Instrumentalist of the Year who has worked with the Town Hall Symphony Hall Jazzlines Ensemble.

Cherise Adams-Burnett, who was in a Brum band Trope alongside Andy Bunting (Re:workestra), won Vocalist of the Year.

Click here for the full list of winners.

Nubya Garcia will perform at the Hare & Hounds on May 6.