Jazz Award

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BBC Young Musician, 2014 Episode 8 of 8

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

For 36 years BBC Young Musician has been showcasing the UK's brightest young classical musicians, helping to launch the careers of some of todays biggest names. This year it turns the spotlight on the world of jazz as five outstanding young players compete in the first ever BBC Young Musician Jazz Final.

With an 'access all areas' backstage pass, Josie D'Arby and award-winning saxophonist and hip hop star Soweto Kinch present extensive highlights of the final. On stage, sax players Sean Payne, Alexander Bone and Tom Smith, bassist Freddie Jensen and trumpet player Jake Labazzi join one of the country's finest jazz bands, the Gwilym Simcock Trio. The result is some remarkable performances which make one forget that all the competitors are between 13 and 18 years of age. At the end of the programme one of them will walk away as the winner of the first ever BBC Young Musician Jazz Award.

Making that difficult decision are a panel of judges with all the right credentials - pianist and broadcaster Julian Joseph; saxophonist and producer Jason Yarde; composer and saxophonist Trish Clowes; and Loose Tubes founder, composer and pianist Django Bates.

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Soweto Kinch
Josie d'Arby
Martyn Stevens
Martyn Stevens
Series Editor
Paul Bullock
Series Producer
Rhodri Huw


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