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The First Richard Turner Jazz Fund Award at the Royal Academy of Music has been awarded to Double Bassist Alex Davis.
The fund was set up in memory of Richard Turner, a student at the academy, who died unexpectedly in 2011. The winner is selected by a panel of Richard's family and friends and the head of the college's jazz department, receives a prize of £1000 to help them with their studies and should ideally have a connection to the Yorkshire/Leeds area.
Alex Davis is a student of the academy who has already amassed an impressive resume; in 2010 he joined the Nu Civilisation Orchestra despite only having played the double bass for 6 months. He was playing with the Abram Wilson Quartet in 2011 and 2012.