The winner of the 2023 Musicians’ Company Tina May Young Jazz Artist Award was pianist Emile Hinton. The winner receives a medal, £1000 plus £600 for a winners gig in the coming year at Pizza Express, Dean St.
The other finalists were:
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Matthew Holmes drums
Chris Adsett sax
Dan Lockheart sax
James Wade-Sired trombone
Menelik Claffey bass
Emile Hinton, born in Cornwall, has been playing regularly of late with Jean Toussaint.
He recently returned after a year away to complete the jazz course at Trinity Laban.