|Marcin Pater Trio receiving the award|
Photo credit: Andrzej Banaś (Jazz Juniors 2018).
Mary James writes:
The winner of Jazz Juniors Competition, 29 November to 2 December 2018, was announced yesterday at the ICE Krakow Congress Centre. The winner of the First Prize is Marcin Pater Trio from Katowice (Poland): Marcin Pater (vibes), Mateusz Szewczyk (bass) and Adam Wajdzik (drums)
Second Prize was awarded to RASP Lovers (Poland) and Third Prize to RAME Jazz5tet (Italy).
The competition, held annually in Kraków, attracted 26 bands from around the world for the competition. The first prize comprises 7 festival appearances and a recording contract. The competition was produced by the Fundacja Muzyki Filmowej i Jazzowej.
Marcin Pater Trio were also finalists in the B-Jazz competition earlier this year in Leuven and their performance was videoed HERE
Mary James attended the competition for LondonJazz News and her full report will follow.