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14 June 2018
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland announces annual jazz prize winners

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has announced the recipients of its Jazz Prizes 2018.

Pianist Fergus McCreadie, who recently won the Best Instrumentalist title at the Scottish Jazz Awards, has been awarded the George Duncan Prize for Jazz Composition for his piece Kennacraig.

Lithuania-born drummer Dominykas Snarskis wins the Fog Arts Prize for Jazz Improvisation and bassist Mark Hendry, who will be premiering a new work for twenty-three musicians at Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival in July, wins the Joe Temperley Prize for Jazz Arranging, named in honour of the late Fife-born baritone saxophonist who worked with Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich and Wynton Marsalis

The prizes are awarded annually to BMus or MMus jazz students who show particular skills in jazz disciplines and they carry a cash reward up of to £300. 

 

                                    

                                                                         Fergus McCreadie

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