Jools Holland, 2011


National treasure.

David Munns OBE, Chairman of the MITS Award committee:

“We wanted someone special for our 20th Anniversary and he certainly is that: there is no one in the UK more associated with popularising music than Jools, whether it’s leading his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on nationwide tours, presenting his BBC Radio 2 show or presenting ‘Later With Jools Holland’ the UK’s longest-running music TV show, and before that ‘The Tube.’ He is also a tireless supporter of the National Autistic Society, the Prince’s Trust and The Drake Music Project.”

“30 years of television, 25 of big band and probably 40 years since first
playing the pubs…that’s why I’m delighted to receive this.”

Jools Holland

“Dear Jools, I’m so sorry to surprise you in this rather disembodied way but I just want to add my own heartfelt congratulations to your official promotion to the ranks of the great and good.”

HRH Prince of Wales