Brodie Jarvie age 22 – Double Bass, Glasgow
Corrie Dick age 22- Drums, Glasgow
Mark Scobbie age 22 – Drums, Dundee
Sean Gibbs age 19 – Trumpet, Edinburgh
Fergus McCreadie age 15 – piano, Dollar
They have just been announced as the finalists for the Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year Award organised by the Scottish Jazz Federation. The judges’ process was to listen to recordings of the artist blind, to ensure that contenders were judged on musicality alone.
This year, the finalists have benefited from a mentoring programme and the final will take place in Aberdeen as part of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival at the Beach Ballroom on the 31st July 2013 (tickets HERE £7-10) which will be recorded and broadcast by BBC Radio Scotland’s Jazz House.
The scheme was made possible by Creative Scotland, the Aberdeen International Youth Festival, and Shell UK. The winner will receive: £1000 cash, £1,000 towards recording costs, a 6-date tour of Scotland, and further support with their studies. The winner will also appear at the Glasgow and London Jazz Festivals.