Pair of StarWalk events on Sept. 17 to honour Surrey bhangra star Jazzy B, new to BC Entertainment Hall of Fame

'I truly feel blessed and honoured to be getting this great recognition from my home province'

Surrey-raised bhangra star Jazzy B.

SURREY — A pair of events next week will celebrate Jazzy B’s induction into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame.

The Surrey-raised bhangra-music star will be on Granville Street in Vancouver to have his “Starwalk” plaque unveiled, on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m., near Robson Street.

Later that day, starting at 6:30 p.m., a formal reception will be held at a Surrey banquet hall, where the musician will be given a framed certificate and pin.

Jazzy B is among five new StarWalk Stars recipients announced on May 24.

The other Starwalk inductees this year are actor Michael J. Fox and fellow musicians Joe Keithley, Marcus Mosely and Hal Beckett.

The award is given to those who have “enhanced the province’s cultural profile, both locally and on the world stage.”

In a press statement, Jazzy B said, “I truly feel blessed and honoured to be getting this great recognition from my home province, where I truly honed my craft and from where I started on my musical journey.

“I’m here as an artist because of my mother tongue Punjabi, which is the essence of my music. I could have never imagined getting such an award and it is indeed my language and my fans who I’m humbly thankful and forever grateful.”

Jazzy B. was nominated for the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame by local filmmaker/journalist R. Paul Dhillon and music impresario Bobby Nagra.

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