|Laura Jurd, Digby Fairweather
Pizza Express Dean St., May 2013. Photo credit ©Andy Sheppard – www.lowlightphoto.co.uk
Digby Fairweather, recipient last night of a Lifetime Achievement award from the Worshipful Company of Musicians, sat in for just one number – Fats Waller’s Honeysuckle Rose – with the Company’s Jazz Medal-winner Laura Jurd at her 2012 Young Jazz Musician prizewinner’s gig. Laura Jurd is the first trumpeter ever to receive the medal, and the first woman since Tina May in the eraly 90’s.
It was announced last night that the 2013 Award, which will be decided in September, will be contested among vocalists.