15 year-old Jasper Rose was announced as the winner of the Carol Jarvis Young Jazz Trombonist Competition at the final, which took place on Sunday 28 April at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.
Jasper Rose studies at the Royal College of Music Junior Department and is a member of the NYJO Academy Big Band, directed by Paul Eshelby. Jaspers playing convinced the 5 judges, Carol Jarvis, Jiggs Wigham, Lee Hallam, Jeremy Price and Chris Fower, that he was the worthy winner of an all-expenses paid trip to Seattle Jazz Week in July.
All four finalists were given a black pBone through the generosity of Warwick Music, presented by Chris Fower. The competition has also received generous support from Selmer-Conn.