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Jazz Award Final

Episode 7 of 8

Five players compete in the BBC Young Musician jazz award final, playing the saxophone, the recorder, the trumpet and the piano, backed by the Gwilym Simcock Trio.

BBC Young Musician turns the spotlight on the world of jazz, as five outstanding young players compete in the BBC Young Musician jazz final. With an 'access all areas' backstage pass, Josie D'Arby and singer, pianist and songwriter Joe Stilgoe present coverage of the final.

On stage: saxophone and recorder player Tom Ridout, his sister Alexandra Ridout on trumpet, pianists Elliott Sansom and Noah Stoneman, and saxophonist Tom Smith. They are joined by one of the country's finest jazz bands, the Gwilym Simcock Trio.

The result: some remarkable performances that make you forget that all the competitors are all between 15 and 21 years of age. One of them will walk away as the winner of the BBC Young Musician jazz award.

Making the all-important decision is a panel of judges with all the right credentials: pianist and broadcaster Julian Joseph, saxophonist Tim Garland, composer and pianist Zoe Rahman, trumpeter Bryon Wallen and singer and composer Gwyneth Herbert.

2 hours

Last on

Fri 13 May 2016 21:00


Role Contributor
Presenter Alison Balsom
Presenter Clemency Burton-Hill
Series Producer Martyn Stevens
Director Rhodri Huw
Producer Rhodri Huw
Series Editor Paul Bullock