Congratulations Hamish Dunbar of Cafe Oto. And LondonJazz readers please add your own, he deserves it/them!
Because Hamish (above with Keiko Yamamoto in 2008) has just won the inaugural £25,000 Genesis Foundation Prize. John Studzinski's Genesis Foundation gives more detail HERE.
The award "recognises outstanding mentors of young artistic talent covering all art forms, and was devised as part of the celebrations to mark the Genesis Foundation’s first ten years of nurturing emerging talent in the UK." In a very strong field, the other five finalists were:
Marc Boothe: Founder and Managing Director of B3 Media
Tom Morris: Artistic Director of the Bristol Old Vic theatre company
Nadine Mortimer-Smith: Operatic soprano and Founder Director, Opera in Colour
Joe Scotland: Director of Studio Voltaire
Polly Staple: Director of the Chisenhale Gallery