|Sean Payne and Jake Labazzi|
All of the finalists in the first BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year competition have been announced. The Purcell School has named saxophonist Sean Payne, aged 13 and trumpeter Jake Labazzi as two of the five finalists. The National Youth Jazz Collective has named saxophonist/producerAlex Bone from Chetham’s School, saxophonist Tom Smith who has a place at RAM for the autumn, and Chetham’s School have named Freddie Jensen, as the fifth.
The BBC has retweeted one of these external confirmations but not yet released the full information itself.