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NEWS: Laura Jurd announced as the fifth BBC New Generation Artist from jazz, for 2015-2017

Laura Jurd Quartet at Match & Fuse Warsaw 2015
Photo Credit: Thuy Duong Dang

It has been announced today at a Radio 3 season press launch that the next BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist from jazz, for the period 2015-2017 will be trumpeter LAURA JURD. This role includes developing a variety of projects including commissions with the BBC’s performing groups.

The previous New Generation Artists from jazz have been

– Saxophonist Trish Clowes (2012-2014)

– clarinettist/saxophonist&nbsp Shabaka Hutchings(2010-12, see our news piece giving some
more background about the scheme HERE)

– trumpeter Tom Arthurs (2008-10)

– pianist Gwilym Simcock (2006-08)

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists website

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