Drummer, composer and bandleader Jonathan Silk won the title Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2014 at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow last night. He is 23, originally from Dollar in Clackmannanshire and has been a student at Birmingham Conservatoire. The other finalists were John Lowrie, Drums, age 22 from Dumfries, Helena Kay, Alto Saxophone, age 20 from Perth, Sean Gibbs, Trumpet, age 20 from Edinburgh, and Fergus McCreadie, piano, age 16 from Dollar. Fergus McCreadie won a special Under 17 award – for the second year in a row. More from the Scottish Jazz Federation.
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