Young Scottish Jazz Musician 2015

The Young Scottish Jazz Musician 2015 semi-final weekend took place at the Tolbooth Stirling on the 16th May featuring the nine fantastic young musicians:

  • Sean Gibbs | Trumpet
  • Joe Williamson | Guitar
  • Fergus McCreadie | Piano
  • Helena Kay | Alto Sax
  • Magnus Pickering | Trumpet
  • Ross Hodgkinson | Drums
  • John Patton | Guitar
  • Christos Stylianides | Trumpet
  • Declan Forde | Piano

The semi-finalists enjoyed a weekend of workshops and talks with industry professionals, before their performance with the house band that included Paul Harrison (Piano), Euan Burton (Double Bass) and Alyn Cosker (Drums). The judges had a tough job choosing the five young musicians to go through to the finals which take place at Glasgow Jazz Festival on 24th June 2015 who are:

  • Declan Forde | piano
  • Helena Kay | sax
  • Sean Gibbs | trumpet
  • John Patton | guitar
  • Fergus McCreadie | piano

Well done to all the competitors and congratulations to the finalists.