James Hamilton wins British Composer Award

Congratulations toLeeds-based James Hamilton on winning the British Composer Award for a contemporary jazz composition for his Causeway Suite. (link has sound-clips)

He is being given the plaudit for the most memorable acceptance speech: “I haven’t had a poo for a week.”

James Hamilton has previously won the Jazzorg/ Worshipful Company award for jazz composition. Causeway Suite was produced with help from Leeds College of Music and Jazz Yorkshire. Runners-up were Tim Whitehead and Nathaniel Facey.

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