Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2011
Congratulations go to this year's winner, 19 year-old Ruaridh Pattison from Kinross, whose accomplished performances of Little Melonae and Tears Inside on the alto saxophone impressed the judges.
Winner of the 2011 Young Jazz Musician of the Year competition, Ruaridh Pattison.
Here is Ruaridh's winning performance. To hear the performances by the four other finalists, visit the Jazz House page.
The competition, now in its 5th year is a collaborative venture between The Scottish Jazz Federation and the Glasgow International Jazz Festival. The host for the evening was Stephen Duffy and the whole event was broadcast live on BBC Radio Scotland's The Jazz House.
The other four finalists this year were 21 year-old pianist Peter Johnstone from Glasgow, 19 year-old drummer John Lowrie from Dumfries, 20 year-old double bassist Brodie Jarvie from Glasgow and 20 year-old trombonist Kevin Garrity, also from Glasgow.
Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2011 finalists. Top left: Peter Johnstone, top right John Lowrie, centre Kevin Garrity, bottom left Brodie Jarvie, bottom right Ruaridh Pattison.
The prizes on offer for the winner included £1000 for career developent, a BBC Radio Scotland The Jazz House session, gigs at both the Glasgow and London Jazz Festival, professional biography and photographs plus a one-to-one master-class with Peter Ind.
On the judging panel this year were trombonist, composer and educator Dennis Rollins; Education Manager Yamaha Music, Bill Martin; Associate Director Serious and London Jazz Festival, Amy Pearce; and freelance jazz journalist, Jazz UK, Rob Adams.
After a performance by last year's winner, saxophonist John Fleming, Dennis Rollins joined Stephen Duffy on stage to announce the winner of the 2011 competition.
Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2011. The finalists awaiting the results from trombonist Dennis Rollins.