The five musicians who will go through to the BBC Young Musician 2016 Jazz Award 2016 final have been announced:
Alexandra Ridout – Trumpet (17 years old)
Tom Ridout – Saxophone and Recorder (21 years old)
Tom Smith – Saxophone (20 years old)
Noah Stoneman – Piano (15 years old)
Elliott Sansom – Piano (21 years old)
The final will be on Saturday 12th March in the Dora Stoutzker Hall of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. The Gwilym Simcock Trio with Yuri Goloubev and James Maddren will work with the 2016 finalists, who include a brother and a sister – Alexandra and Tom Ridout. Saxophonist Tom Smith was a finalist in 2014. 2014 winner saxophonist Alexander Bone will also be performing at the 2016 final.