Welsh Government’s St. David Award for Culture presented by First Minister Carwyn Jones
Prix Europa The Lost Women of British Jazz for BBC Radio 4, fifth out of UK and Europe
Point of Light Award from Prime Minister David Cameron
Wales Volunteer of the Year presented by WCVA Cardiff
At 10 Downing Street Bi-Centenary of the Abolition of Slavery Commemoration with Prime Minister Tony Blair
Arts & Business Skillsbank Award, with Kay Bowen, Legal and General, Cardiff.
Diversity Awards Wales presented by Black Voluntary Sector Network Wales
Swansea Citizenship Millennium Award
ACW Writers Bursary
BBC Wales Arts Enabler Award (Shortlisted)
British Library National Life Story Award, presented by (Lord) Melvyn Bragg
DAME CLEO LAINE Patron since 2003, vocalist of world renown
“Dame Cleo is pleased to become a Patron of Women in Jazz and hopes her name will be of help to the progress of Women in Jazz.” PHOTO by permission of Dame Cleo Laine.
(THIS PHOTO IS IN THE CATALOGUE, PAGE 5 CLEO IN SWIRLY DRESS)
PHOTO – DAME CLEO’S GOWN displayed in the How Jazz Came to Wales Exhibition 2016 at Swansea Museum, with Deb Checkland Chair of Trustees. Photo credit Swansea Museum
This gown was donated to Women in Jazz in 2004 by Dame Cleo, worn at Carnegie Hall in 1999 at the 25th Anniversary Concert of the first time Cleo played Carnegie. The concert was recorded and released as an album called ‘Live in Manhattan’. Cleo also wore this dress when she appeared at The Hollywood Bowl on 13 August 2003 in a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald.
PAULA GARDINER Patron since 2009, Head of Jazz Studies at RWCMD Cardiff, Doublebass player, composer and arranger. Photo credit Derek Gabriel
“Of course I would be delighted to be a patron – I am happy to do anything that will help the recognition of the new status and name!
PHOTO – Paul Gardiner at the launch of Jazz Heritage Wales at UWTSD 2010
HUW WARREN Patron since 2010, Pianist, Composer, Educator. Photo Credit Tim Dickeson from Huw Warren Website
“I’d be quite happy to become a Patron of your organisation and look forward to hearing more about your work.”