Dankworth and Harvey Award Winners announced: Charles Bates and Billy Marrows

The Musicians’ Company has announced the winners of this year’s Dankworth Jazz Composition Awards and the Eddie Harvey Jazz Arranger Award.

The winner of the Dankworth Big Band Award is Charles Bates for his work Eyes Open. The winner of the Small Ensemble Award is Wilber Whitta for his composition Wotjek.

The winner of the Eddie Harvey Jazz Arranger Award is Billy Marrows for his arrangement of Leonard Bernstein’s Lucky to be me.

The winning works will be performed in a concert on Sunday 10th March at 6.30pm in the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire when it is hoped the winners will be present to receive their awards.

Tickets (£15; concessions £12) are on sale on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rbc-jazz-orchestra-contemporary-brits-including-the-dankworth-and-eddie-harvey-awards-tickets-55271378180 .