Hosted by saxophonist, composer and broadcaster YolanDa Brown and filmed at London’s Cadogan Hall in the absence of an audience, the 2020 final of BBC Young Jazz Musician features five of the UK’s most promising young jazz performers: saxophonists Alex Clarke and Matt Carmichael, bassist Kielan Sheard, pianist Deschanel Gordon and guitarist Ralph Porrett.
YolanDa says: “What a year 2020 has been. Throughout this year music has been an outlet and a source of strength to many. I am absolutely delighted to present the BBC Young Jazz Musician Finals again and pleased that the show must go on, in a safe socially distanced way. Witnessing the most outstanding young musicians hone their craft and chase their dreams is the most rewarding feeling and I cannot wait to watch it all from Stage Right in between links.”
Watch YolanDa Brown and the BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020 on Sunday 22nd November at 7pm on BBC Four or catch up online here.