|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  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)
Great news. Well deserved.