Here they are. The 2010 Yamaha Jazz Scholars, posing for the camera last night (photo credit: Hayley Madden) with Big Ben, plus the front end of Boadicea's horse.
Andrew Linham - Leeds College of Music - alto sax
David Hamblett - Royal Academy of Music - drums
Dougie Freeman - Guildhall School - piano
Chris Gilligan - RWCMD - piano
Peter Randall - Trinity - bass
Lluis Mather - Birmingham Conservatoire - tenor sax
They are the fourth cohort, the scheme being supported by Yamaha in association with Jazzwise, PPL and the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group
They each receive £1000. They performed in Portcullis House last night. All six Scholarship Award winners will be on a cover-mount CD with Jazzwise magazine, and perform at the CD launch at the 606 club.
The festivities last night also had a lively performance by Brass Jaw, with Ryan Quigley making valiant efforts to silence the chatter- people really should shut up or move away - with some heroic, stratospheric Maynard Ferguson trumpet stuff. Running the evening, with his customary cool, was Michael Connarty MP.