BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018 Winner Announced

    Xhosa Cole, 22, has been announced as the winner of BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018.

    In the grand final, each musician was tasked with playing a 16-minute set, which included at least one piece they had written or arranged themselves. Xhosa played Moving Ladywood; I Cover The Waterfront (Johnny Green); and Moment’s Notice (John Coltrane). Moving Ladywood was an original composition. All contestants were backed by an outstanding band, consisting of Paula Gardiner (bass), Asaf Sirkis (drums), and led by Gwilym Simcock (piano).

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