Nikki Iles, Cleveland Watkiss and Zoe Rahman are among the Ivors winners

Held at the British Museum and announced on social media earlier this evening the Ivors Composer Awards revealed their 2021 winners. The awards committee chair was jazz pianist Julian Joseph. Included in the jazz composition nominees was Ivo Neame…

Published: 8 Dec 2021. Updated: 12 months.

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Held at the British Museum and announced on social media earlier this evening the Ivors Composer Awards revealed their 2021 winners. The awards committee chair was jazz pianist Julian Joseph.

Included in the jazz composition nominees was Ivo Neame's 'The Rise of the Lizard People' which is on his big band album, Glimpses of Truth.

Also nominated:

'Bye' by Alex Paxton

'Corncrack Dreams' also by Alex Paxton

'Dreams' by Brigitte Beraha and Dave Manington

'The Caged Bird' by Nikki Iles

The winner was 'The Caged Bird' by Nikki Iles.

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Nikki couldn’t be present so her husband Pete Churchill collected the award on her behalf and is pictured here with presenter, the composer Renell Shaw.

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Pianist Zoe Rahman was the winner of this year's Impact Award and is pictured above with Julian Joseph.

Among other winners avant-garde saxophonist Caroline Kraabel won in the sound art category for 'London 26 And 28 March 2020: Imitation: Inversion.'

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The Innovation Award went to jazz singer Cleveland Watkiss. On Saturday on BBC Radio 3's New Music Show there is a special Ivors Composer Awards theme to this week's programme beginning at 10pm.

Photos: The Ivors on Twitter

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Ethan Iverson signs to Blue Note: tracks from his first release for the label Every Note Is True stream

A February release has been announced for Every Note Is True the debut on Blue Note records of pianist and composer Ethan Iverson. This is a trio record with double bassist Larry Grenadier (famed for his work with Brad Mehldau) and drummer Jack …

Published: 8 Dec 2021. Updated: 12 months.

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A February release has been announced for Every Note Is True the debut on Blue Note records of pianist and composer Ethan Iverson. This is a trio record with double bassist Larry Grenadier (famed for his work with Brad Mehldau) and drummer Jack DeJohnette who was superlative on this year's release with Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Ron Carter on Skyline and who made jazz history with both Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett.

Ahead of release 'The More It Changes' and 'The Eternal Verities' are streaming. Most of the tracks on the album are by Iverson plus 'Blue' by DeJohnette. Ethan's wife writer Sarah Deming wrote the text for the virtual choir track 'The More It Changes.' Ethan Iverson photo: Keith Major