The final prize of the evening went to the legendary jazz label Blue Note Records and its president, producer Don Was, who looked visibly angry, said: “It’s really great, it means a lot to me. Another British saxophonist and former jazz messenger, Jean Toussaint from the United States, also recorded a gong, as did Louis Cole, Makaya McCraven, Blues Maven, Eric Bibb, who had already played a duet with Cherise Adams-Burnett. With the support of former Beatle, Ringo Starr, who said, “Good evening together, I wanted to say a few words on behalf of Don Was for the FM Jazz Awards. It was a triumph for many British musicians, including saxophonist Nubya Garcia, who won the her award for the second consecutive time, this time in the Best Jazz Act category in the UK. Yesterday evening Jazz FM attended the annual UNESCO International Jazz Day award ceremony at Shoreditch City Hall. You’ve played many of my songs over the years. Congratulations, I’m sure you’ll all have a great time tonight. I heard Blue Note Records for the first time in 1966. And then I said I wanted to make music all my life, and I did, but I’ve never seen a moment as sweet as this. I thought the records were visionary, big and smart. The record only lasts a few minutes and offers more possibilities. And if they couldn’t, they could help me cope with adversity. I was 14 years old and lived in Detroit, Michigan. I’ll honor him. .
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