Tom Walsh is first recipient of Prestige Jazz Award

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TOM WALSH

Tom Walsh, longstanding NYJO trumpet player, was announced as the first recipient of the prestige Humphrey Lyttelton Royal Academy of Music Jazz Award at a presentation concert held in Hammersmith at the end of April. The award was presented by Humph’s son Stephen – further details of the awards evening can be found at http://www.humphreylyttelton.com/

Tom’s quintet of fellow Royal Academy musicians – including bass player Sandy Suchodolski (also a regular NYJO player) – played in front of a 3000-plus audience at the awards concert, performing a beautiful rendition of Horace Silver’s Song For My Father, on which Tom played a fluent solo. 

Robert Farnon and Dizzy G

The quintet were supported and encouraged from the sidelines by an array of great British jazzmen.

Trumpet playing is obviously in Tom’s genes – his grandfather was trumpet player and arranger Robert Farnon, seen pictured here with another famous virtuoso of the instrument, Dizzy Gillespie. More information about Tom can be found at www.myspace.com/tomwalshjazz

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