Jewellery Quarter duet hits the right notes with jazz award
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Two Jewellery Quarter businesses have hit the right notes after working together to craft the winners’ trophy for the coveted 2013 British Jazz Awards.
The prestigious awards ceremony, known in the industry as the ‘jazz Oscars’, will take place at St Paul’s Church in the Jewellery Quarter on 10th July.
Category winners will be presented with a ‘semi quaver’ award with a special ‘treble clef’ presented for Services to Jazz. The awards have been provided by WH Darby Ltd, based on Well Street, while The Birmingham Assay Office, based on Newhall Street, will engrave the awards with the winners’ names.
The event is being produced in partnership with the Jewellery Quarter BID and the Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival.
Nick Hobbis, director at WH Darby Ltd, said: “WH Darby has its roots firmly placed in Birmingham, having operated in the Jewellery Quarter since 1886. We were therefore delighted to be invited to supply the awards for this very important event in the British Jazz calendar and equally delighted to see this great city playing host to such a high profile event.”
Marion Wilson, from The Birmingham Assay Office, said: “The Assay Office is very supportive of the Jewellery Quarter BID. We welcome the opportunity to stage these prestigious awards in the Jewellery Quarter and are very pleased to sponsor them. Congratulations to all the winners. We hope they like their awards.”
The awards will be hosted by Birmingham soul legend Jaki Graham and Canadian-born songstress Melissa Lauren will perform. The award winners will also participate in a live jamming session on stage at the end of the ceremony.