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Last night saw pianist, band­leader, singer, com­pos­er, tele­vi­sion pre­sen­ter and music afi­ciona­do Jools Hol­land take to the stage at Bois­dale of Canary Wharf to present The Bois­dale Music Awards, a cel­e­bra­tion of some of the great­est enter­tain­ers in the world of jazz, blues and soul. 

The night was launched with a bril­liant per­for­mance by Ferne McCann whilst win­ners treat­ed guests to a unique impromp­tu recital accom­pa­nied by fan­tas­tic food and drink – includ­ing Tait­tinger cham­pagne on arrival, fol­lowed by an opu­lent three-course meal fea­tur­ing, amongst oth­ers, Bois­dale sig­na­ture dish­es of Mini roast Black­face hag­gis, Carpac­cio of Scot­tish wild veni­son, roast fil­let of dry aged Aberdeen­shire and fil­let of High­land salmon.

The win­ners:

Best Jazz Singer: Clare Teal ● Best Jazz Instru­men­tal­ist: Enri­co Tomas­so ● Best Blues Singer: Errol Lin­ton ● Best Blues Instru­men­tal­ist: Eric Ran­zoni ● Best Boo­gie Woo­gie Pianist: Ben Waters ● Leg­endary British Song­writer: Mike D’Abo ● Best Soul Singer: Reuben James Richards ● Life­time Achieve­ment Award: Chas & Dave ● Great Scot Music Award: Eddi Read­er ● Out­stand­ing Con­tri­bu­tion to British Music: Lisa Stansfield