British saxophonist Soweto Kinch has been honored with the MOBO Award for Best Jazz Act 2003, at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
The MOBO Awards whose aim is to celebrate and give support to Music Of Black Origins, is one of the highest prizes of its kind. Winners as for the BBC Jazz Awards are decided by public vote.
Soweto won despite harsh competition fellow nominees were Norah Jones, Roy Hargrove, Kirk Whalum and Jamie Cullum.
Amongst the winners, Hutcheson Gayle as Best Gospel Newcomer, MOBO Outstanding Achievement Award to Kool & The Gang, and MOBO Lifetime Achievement Award to George Benson.
For more information: http://www.mobo.com/2003/index.shtml