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Saturday, 8 March 2014

Northern winner is first BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year

Alexander Bone

Via London Jazz News

The The winner of the first BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year Competition in Cardiff 8-3-14 was Northern saxophonist/ producer Alexander Bone (17). Born in Darlington, he is currently in his first year of A levels at Chetham's School in Manchester. He has been part of both the National Youth Jazz Collective and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.

The other finalists were: Jake Labazzi - Trumpet (16), Sean Payne - Saxophone (13), both fron the Purcell School, Freddie Jensen - Double bass (14) from Chetham's. and Tom Smith - Saxophone (18).

The judges - who deliberated for most of an hour before announcing their decision - were Django Bates, Trish Clowes, Jason Yarde and Julian Joseph. The competition will be broadcast on BBC4 TV on 23rd May.

1 comment:

  1. Huge congratulations to Alex! A fantastic dedicated musician who is a member of The Greater Manchester Hub Jazz Orchestra who are performing at the Band on the wall, Manchester on March 17th.