In 2013, Jazz FM launched the Jazz FM Awards with the aim of celebrating the work of jazz, blues and soul musicians, composers and contributors from across the globe. The second Jazz FM Awards took place on 10 June 2015 in partnership with Serious UK. Winners from the night also included Gregory Porter, Jarrod Lawson, Zara McFarlane, Shabaka Hutchings, Jason Moran, Dr. John and Bill Laurence. Hugh Masekela was presented with the PPL Lifetime Achievement Award.
Best Album (chosen by public vote) went to Dianne Reeves for her spectacular record “Beautiful Life” which showcases her sublime ability to blur the lines between R&B, latin, pop and jazz.