Dec 31 2008, 09:06 AM
If you haven't seen the full list, you may be interested to know that saxophonist Courtney Pine has been awarded the CBE in the New Year's Honours List - a very well deserved award.
Dec 31 2008, 10:00 AM
<makes rare excursion onto Jazz board>
Yay for Courtney! I was up at Howarths a few years ago and he kept popping in and out as part of the process of making a television programme.
Other well-known non-jazz musicians to be awarded honours include CBEs for countertenor Michael Chance and conductor Owain Arwel Hughes, and an OBE for pianist Howard Shelley.
<beats hasty retreat from Jazz board before she starts swinging all her quavers>