Musicians’ Company Jazz

Young Jazz Musician of the Year Competition 2021

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Last Show: Sunday 26 th September 2021

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

The prize, given by The Musicians’ Company, is awarded annually to an exceptionally talented young British-based jazz musician, chosen by the voting audience present at the gig, which is held annually at PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho. The Winner receives the Company’s coveted medal, £1,000 prize and the opportunity for the band of his/her choice to perform as part of the Company’s jazz programme.

From over 50 nominations, from many of the UK’s leading jazz musicians, the Company’s Jazz Committee selected six of the most outstanding young artists.  

The Finalists in this year’s competition are: Sean Payne, Daniel Higham, Jonathan Mansfield, Noah Stoneman, Jonny Wickham and Jas Kayser.

Band Line Up

Sean Payne (alto sax)    

Daniel Higham (trombone)

Jonathan Mansfield (vibes)

Roella Oloro (piano)      

Jonny Wickham (bass)       

Jas Kayser (drums)