The Bobby Hutchinson Songbook

The public-voted the ‘Live Experience Of The Year ‘ Award went to                       the veteran Vibraphonist, ORPHY ROBINSON, for his performance                        of ‘The Bobby Hutcherson Songbook’ at Church Of Sound.

The full list of winners are as follows:

BREAKTHROUGH ACT OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Yamaha)
Yussef Kamaal

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Oris Watches)
Donny McCaslin

VOCALIST OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by PRS for Music)
Norma Winstone

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Rathbones)
Nikki Yeoh

BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by The Piano Bar Soho)
Rolling Stones

SOUL ARTIST OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by RCS)
Laura Mvula

JAZZ INNOVATION OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Mishcon de Reya)
Jaimeo Brown

DIGITAL INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Pollitt & Partners)
Gilles Peterson – Worldwide FM

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (PUBLIC VOTE) (Sponsored by Arqiva)
Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome

UK JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR (PUBLIC VOTE) (Sponsored by Grange Hotels)
Shabaka Hutchings

LIVE EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR (PUBLIC VOTE)
Orphy Robinson All Stars – The Bobby Hutcherson Songbook

PPL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Recipient: Georgie Fame

IMPACT AWARD  (Sponsored by Everyman)
Recipient: Damien Chazelle

THE GOLD AWARD
Recipient: Charlie Watts

————————————————————————————————————Music critic Richard Williams places the Bobby Hutcherson songbook concert at Church of sound in his top 15 concerts of 2016 with the Laura Jurd / Evan Parker / Orphy Robinson / Alexander Hawkins (Cockpit, March) concert in 9th place..

Live performances:

1. Eve Risser’s White Desert Orchestra (Cité Universitaire, Paris, January)

2. Matana Roberts’s ‘For Pina’ (Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, November)

3. Arve Henriksen / Jan Bang / Eivind Aarset (LSO St Luke’s, May)

4. Liberation Music Orchestra (Cadogan Hall, November)

5. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band  (Wembley Stadium, June)

6. Mike Westbrook (Kings Place, November)

7. Ches Smith Trio (New School, NYC, January)

8. The Necks (Union Chapel, April)

9. Laura Jurd / Evan Parker / Orphy Robinson / Alexander Hawkins (Cockpit, March)

10. Oddarrang (Jazzahead, Bremen, February)

11. Christian Lillinger’s Grund (Tiyatrom, Berlin, August)

12. Oslo Jazz Festival Band (Ronnie Scott’s, January)

13. Twelves (Vortex, July)

14. Wadada Leo Smith (Cafe Oto, July)

15. Orphy Robinson’s Bobby Hutcherson tribute (St James the Great, East London, September)


A Review of the Bobby Hutcherson concert in the Wire Magazine December 2016..

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