The Musicians’ Company announce winners of 2019 jazz awards

The Musicians’ Company has announced the winners of the 2019 Dankworth and Eddie Harvey Jazz Arranger Awards. 

The winner of the Dankworth Big Band Award is Charles Bates, for his work Eyes Open 
The winner of the Dankworth Small Band Award is Wilber Whitta, for his composition Wotjek 
The winner of the Eddie Harvey Jazz Arranger Award is Billy Marrows, for his arrangement of Leonard Bernstein’s Lucky to Be Me 

The winning works will be performed in a concert on Sunday 10 March at 6.30pm in the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (pictured), when it is hoped that the winners will be present to receive their awards. 

Members of the Dankworth and Harvey families will present the awards and each of the three winners will receive a cheque for £1,000. The awards are funded by The Musicians’ Company, with generous assistance from The Wavendon Foundation. 

Tickets (£15, concessions £12) are now on sale on Eventbrite: jazz-orchestra-contemporary-brits-including-the-dankworth-and-eddie-harvey-awards-tick- ets-55271378180