It has just been announced that BBC Radio 3’s fourth Jazz New Generation Artist is saxophonist/composer Trish Clowes.
Trish is the first woman to have won the prize and will now participate in the scheme for the next two years (2012-14)
Previous NGA’s from jazz have been; clarinettist/saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings (2010-12, see our news piece giving some more background about the scheme HERE), trumpeter Tom Arthurs (2008-10) and pianist Gwilym Simcock (2006-08 ; he is also in Clowes’ quartet)
Most of the musicians chosen to participate are from classical music. Simultaneously with this announcement comes the news of the other participants: tenor Robin Tritschler, guitarist Sean Shibe, 'cellist and member of Nicola Benedetti's trio Leonard Elschenbroich, clarinettist/composer Mark Simpson, the Apollon Musagate Quartet and violinist Elena Urioste.
Clowes has a new album And in the Night-Time She is There which will be launched this Saturday 29th at Kings Place. She will be joined by on the 29th by Ivo Neame.