• British Composers Award Nomination 2016 'Best Contemporary Jazz Composition' - 'With One Voice'
  • Winner Jazz FM Instrumentalist Of The Year 2016
  • ECSA Featured Composer at ECCO Concert Slovenia 2016
  • MOBO Best Jazz Act Nomination 2015 - Polar Bear
  • Mercury Music Prize Nomination 2015 - Polar Bear 'In Each And Every One'

  • MOJO Album of the Year 2014 - Mark Lockheart's 'Ellington In Anticipation'

  • Winner All Party Parliamentary 2010 'Jazz Musician of the Year' - Mark Lockheart

  • Mercury Music Prize Nomination 2005 - Polar Bear 'Held On The Tip Of Fingers'

  • Peter Whittingham Award 1998 - Mark Lockheart's 'Through Rose-Coloured Glasses'

Photo by Yves Salmon

Photo by Yves Salmon


  • 'Ellington Expanded' NYOS (National Youth Orchestra of Scotland) commission for new expanded 'Ellington In Anticipation' 2016

  • 'A Shorter Story' commissioned by NYJC (National Youth Jazz Collective) 2015

  • 'Are We There Yet' Jazz Electives Composer commissioned by THSH and Birmingham Music Service 2014

  • 'Strange Attractors' commissioned by the Chaos Orchestra and released on their debut album 'Island Mentality' 2012

  • 'High Force' commissioned by Super Brass 2011

  • 'Castles in Spain' commissioned by Super Brass 2009

  • 'Another Day' commissioned by Hertfordshire Music Service for the Hertfordshire Youth Jazz Ensemble 2006

  • 'Imaginary Dances' commissioned by Cheltenham International Jazz Festival 2000