Each finalist will perform standards and at least one self-arranged piece accompanied by top jazz musicians pianist Gwilym Simcock, bassist Paula Gardiner and drummer Asaf Sirkis. After the five performances, the internationally-renowned jury decide who will become BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018.
The winner in 2016, trumpet and flugelhorn player, bandleader and composer Alexandra Ridout will return to play a set while the jury are making the decision.
BBC Young Jazz Musician was established in 2014 to provide a platform for the UK’s most talented young jazz performers, echoing the way in which BBC Young Musician showcases young classical performers.
Event supported by ABRSM.
This event will be recorded for broadcast on BBC television and radio. There will be cameras, TV lighting and haze effects in the hall.