Peter Bacon reports:
This is just in from The Musicians’ Company:
“The Musicians’ Company is delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Dankworth and Eddie Harvey Jazz Arranger Awards.
“The winner of the Dankworth Big Band Award is Charles Bates for his work Eyes Open. The winner of the Small Band Award is Wilber Whitta for his composition Wotjek.
“The winner of the Eddie Harvey Jazz Arranger Award is Billy Marrows for his arrangement of Leonard Bernstein’s Lucky to be Me.
“The winning works will be performed in a concert on Sunday 10 March at 6.30pm in the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire when it is hoped the winners will be present to receive their awards.
“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.”
Tickets for the event are £15 (concessions £12) are on sale HERE.