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The Musicians’ Company has announced the 2018 winners of the Dankworth Awards for Composition and the Eddie Harvey Award for Jazz Arranging:
The winner of the Dankworth Composition Award for Big Band is BILLY MARROWS for his piece Scenes from the Underground. (Video here)
The winner of the Dankworth Composition Award for Small Band is LUKE BAINBRIDGEfor his piece Crossing Styx.
The winner of the Eddie Harvey Jazz Arranger’s Award is JAMES BRADY for his arrangement for big band of Billy Strayhorn’s Lush Life. (James Brady’s website)
The press release continues:
“The three winning works will be performed at The Royal Academy of Music on Sunday 25th March at 6.30pm. The concert, directed by Pete Churchill, will be given by the RAM’s Jazz Composer’s Big Band and also feature the premieres of works written by RAM final-year students.
The awards will be presented by members of the Dankworth and Harvey families and each of the three winners will receive a cheque for £1,000. The awards are funded by The Musicians’ Company with generous assistance from The Wavendon Foundation.”
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