The organisers of the EFG London Jazz Festival will announce the eight young UK musicians chosen for the ninth edition of their Take Five development scheme on Sunday 24 November. But in the meantime they have already named them on the news page of their website. And they include Birmingham Conservatoire-trained Dan Nicholls.
The full list is:
George Crowley (saxophone/clarinet, London)
Peter Edwards (piano, London)
Laura Jurd (trumpet, London)
James Mainwaring (saxophone, Leeds)
Nick Malcolm (trumpet, Bristol)
Dan Nicholls (reeds/keyboards, London)
Shama Rahman (sitar/vocals, London)
Alex Roth (guitar, London)
The press release states:
Take Five: UK is supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, PRS for Music Foundation, Arts Council England and the Musicians Benevolent Fund and is designed to give some of the UK’s most talented young jazz musicians the unique opportunity to take ‘time out’ to develop their craft. It provides each artist with the chance to discuss, explore and strengthen all aspects of their future careers.
For the full release, go here.