I spent last night at the first ever Jazz FM award ceremony where Beats & Pieces Big Band were awarded with the Best Uk Newcomer prize! I was there with Ben Cottrell, the band leader of Beats & Pieces, and I think we were both pretty surprised when the name was read out. Congratulations to all the other winners, especially the fantastic Mr Nathaniel Facey who was awarded UK Instrumentalist of the Year!
Also, in other news I have been doing a bit of recording recently with the fantastic band Pest – they have set themselves the challenge of releasing a new track every month in the ‘Twelve Months of Pest’. So here is February’s tune, ‘Wabsnasm‘ (always good to see a The Day Today Reference too).