Musicians’ Company Jazz

Young Jazz Musician of the Year Competition 2019

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, a prize of £1,000 and the opportunity for the band of his/her choice to perform as part of the Company’s jazz programme.


Book tickets for Musicians’ Company Jazz

For the first time since 2013 when the competition was won by Emma Smith, the competition will be for a jazz singer. From many of the UK’s leading jazz musicians the Company’s Jazz Committee selected five of the most outstanding young artists:

Ellie Bignall, Sahra Gure, Luca Manning, Liselotte Ostblom and Jessica Radcliffe

They will be accompanied by a wonderful band led by past winner Tim Garland and featuring other Musicians’ Company Young Jazz Musician Winners in Shaney Forbes and Adam King, joined by John Turville.