Norma Winstone receives Honorary Fellowship of Trinity Laban

Here is Norma Winstone MBE receiving an Honorary Fellowship from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Presenting is Chair of Governors, Sir Robert Scott (Photo Credit : Tas Kyprianou)

The award is "in recognition of her distinguished career and invaluable contribution towards the development of British jazz. Norma has played a hugely influential role in the development of jazz, both nationally and internationally. It is a joy to hear her singing alongside our talented students and we wish to reward her invaluable support by welcoming her as an Honorary Fellow.”

Norma is a former pupil of Junior Trinity. I wish I could somehow convey in print the gentle glee in her voice at the double-entendre when she confirmed the good news to me a few weeks ago: "Yeah, that's right. They're making me a Fellow."

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