Andrew Linham – Leeds College of Music – alto sax
David Hamblett – Royal Academy of Music – drums
Dougie Freeman – Guildhall School – piano
Chris Gilligan – RWCMD – piano
Peter Randall – Trinity – bass
Lluis Mather – Birmingham Conservatoire – tenor sax
They are the fourth cohort, the scheme being supported by Yamaha in association with Jazzwise, PPL and the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group
They each receive £1000. They performed in Portcullis House last night. All six Scholarship Award winners will be on a cover-mount CD with Jazzwise magazine, and perform at the CD launch at the 606 club.
The festivities last night also had a lively performance by Brass Jaw, with Ryan Quigley making valiant efforts to silence the chatter- people really should shut up or move away – with some heroic, stratospheric Maynard Ferguson trumpet stuff. Running the evening, with his customary cool, was Michael Connarty MP.