How did super-talented, but (let’s be honest) not yet household names, Neil Cowley Trio win a popular vote to beat international singing star Jamie Cullum and lift the 2013 UK Jazz Artist title last month? Well, maybe social media played a part.
Neil himself shared his thoughts with us in our latest blog post.
The inaugural Jazz FM Awards, held in London, in January were chosen by a panel of experts – except the UK Jazz Artist of the Year, which was down to a public vote.
The three candidates were Troyka, Neil Cowley Trio, and a certain Jamie Cullum. It seemed like a foregone conclusion, but the voting actually went the way of the Trio – much to their surprise and everyone else’s.
Neil spoke to us about his use of social media and how it felt to scoop that prestigious award. Read the full story here.