Thursday, 23 February 2017
Matt wins the Johnny Dankworth award
Ex Leeds College of Music student, saxophonist Matt Anderson was this week announced as one of the winners of the 2017 UK Dankworth Awards.
Anderson's piece 'Jig, Jag, Jug' received the prize for Small Ensemble, with Matt Sulzmann's 'Castle View' named as runner up. In the Big Band category, Jacky Naylor won with 'Bilbao' and James Brady came runner up with his piece, 'Hermeto's Hideaway'.
The winning pieces will be performed by members of the GSMD Jazz Dept under the direction of Scott Stroman and Malcolm Edmonstone at Milton Court, Silk Street, Barbican in London on: Thursday 23rd March 2017 7.30pm
The awards evening is produced by GSMD in partnership with the Worshipful Company of Musicians. The Dankworth Awards awards will be presented by members of the Dankworth Family.