Composer Awards- British Academy and Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The nominees for the British Academy of Songwriters and Composers composers’ awards have been annoincedm and the winners will be announced on December 1st. There is a Contemporary Jazz Composition award for the first time. The three nominees are:

Barry Guy for -Schweben; aye But Can Ye?

John Surman for -Rain on the Window

Jason Yarde for- Rhythm & Other Fascinations

The Scottish a capella horns of Brass Jaw will be performing the premiere of a new BBC Radio 3 commission from John Surman at the ceremony.


The (more valuable) Paul Hamlyn Foundation awards will be announced on November 9th. Recent winners have included Iain Ballamy and Evan Parker. There is not much being publicly released about the nominees this year, or for that matter about the judges either….although one composer has announced that he has been nominated.

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