09 November 2018
Scottish pianist reaches BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018 final

Glasgow-based pianist Fergus McCreadie has won a place in the BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018 final at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on Saturday November 24.

Twenty-one-year-old McCreadie, who won the Best Instrumentalist at the Scottish Jazz Awards this summer and was shortlisted as Best Newcomer in the recent Parliamentary Jazz Awards, graduated from the jazz course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in June and released his first album, Turas earlier this year.

Before heading to London for the final, which is part of EFG London Jazz Festival and will be broadcast on BBC Four on Sunday November 25, he has gigs at Biggar Corn Exchange (Saturday 10), Glasgow University (Thursday 15) and Jazz at St James in Leith (Saturday 17).

The judges for the final are pianists Zoe Rahman and Monty Alexander, bassist Gary Crosby, singer Zara McFarlane and saxophonist and composer Iain Ballamy.




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