The Musicians’ Company Announces Double Bassist Fergus Quill as the Winner of the 2022 Tina May Young Jazz Musician Award
The company of musicians announced the winner of the Musicians’ Company Young Jazz Musician Award, 2022 as Fergus Feather (bass).
Nominations for the final were made by many of the UK’s leading jazz musicians, conservatories and universities and the society’s jazz committee selected six of the most outstanding young artists to perform in Sunday’s final at Pizza Express Soho Jazz Club.
The six finalists presented an exceptional musical evening with a group made up of Emma Rawicz (saxophone), Alexandre Ridout (trumpet), Sam Norris (saxophone), Matyas Gayer (piano), Jas Kayser (battery) and Fergus Feather (bass).
With the help of the public vote, the winner was selected for this prestigious award at the end of the evening and Master of The Musicians Company Graeme Knowles CVO presented Fergus Feather with the magnificent bronze medal of the winner. The winner also receives £1,000 and an additional £600 for the chance to perform with their band as part of the society’s jazz programme. over the coming year.
The award has been renamed in memory of the late tina mayone of the UK’s most revered jazz singers, who died earlier in 2022 and was the first winner of the Young Jazz Musician in 1992.