17 November 2011


On 1 December, at the Royal Academy of Music, Aberdeenshire, Devon, East Renfrewshire, Lincolnshire and Southampton will be awarded Diplomas of Merit for their outstanding commitment to jazz education in 2010/11. Devon’s reward for a remarkable record of five diplomas on the trot, three of which were accorded special merit status, will be a special trophy awarded by Paritor Ltd (sponsors of the NMC/MEC music awards scheme, see below).

Ivor Widdison, Chair of the Awards Panel and his colleagues on the Panel, Andrea Vicary, Trinity Laban College of Music & Drama, Dr Catherine Tackley, Open University and Bill Martin, Yamaha Music Education Manager pay tribute to the above Music Services and to those of Bolton, East Riding, Gloucestershire, Kirklees, Manchester, Oxfordshire, Perth & Kinross, Tower Hamlets and Wigan who in opening windows to the world of music reveal also the very special joys of jazz.

For further information please contact Ivor Widdison by email: ivorwiddison@yahoo.co.uk

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