In 2022 we honoured young guitarist Curtis Volp with the award we had planned to give him in 2020 before Covid hit. Curtis sat in on some sets, jam sessions and generally had a fantastic time.
Entries are now open for the 2023 award. This is for young musicians aged between aged between 18-23 who plays classic jazz. The winner will receive free entry to the jazz party, accommodation for the weekend, special access to the rehearsals and jam sessions and a cash bursary of £1,000.
The Young Talent Award was created in memory of the party’s founder, the late Mike Durham. Mike was always keen to inspire the next generation of jazz musicians and encourage them to play this wonderful music. We hope this award will continue that legacy.
To apply, please send a covering letter (up to one page) and a recording (video, audio or a link) showcasing your talent to:
Applications close on 30th June 2023. The winner will be selected by a panel made up from the Jazz Party’s creative committee. Good luck!