In 2019, we awarded our first ever Young Talent Award to 23-year-old Colin Hancock from Texas, USA. Colin was beyond excited to finally experience the magic of the Classic Jazz Party, and had a wonderful time sitting in with various bands.
We are now inviting applicants for the 2020 Young Talent Award, open to any musician aged between 18-23 who plays classic jazz. The winner will receive free entry to the jazz party, free accommodation as well as £1,000 in cash.
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 the 30th June 2020. Winners will be chosen by a panel, made up of Patti Durham, musical directors Michael McQuaid, Claus Jacobi and his wife Anke Mueller-Farnhow.