An extra category has been added to the biennial contest, which started in 1978 but has been virtually wiped off mainstream television and print media. The idea is that jazz might give it more screen cred. The last winner was the stunning cellist, Laura van der Heijden.
UPDATE: The BBC has sent the following clarification to LondonJazzNews: It is a separate award with its own heats and final on 8 March 2014 and judging panel yet to be announced. Entry forms for the Jazz Award will be available from 1 August 2013 with a closing date of 18 October 2013.