A trio of awards at the Great Northern Jazz Music Festival

The Greenhead College Big Band and soloist Daisy Cameron had great success at The Great Northern Big Band Jazz Festival held annually in Chester Le Street, County Durham on Sunday 3rd March.

The 3 day long festival celebrates the best Jazz bands throughout the North with live performances on the Friday evening, the open section and competition taking place on the Saturday, and the School and Youth sections on the Sunday.

Performing a diverse programme from Topsy and Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend through to student composer Louis Enright’s new piece- Last Dance, the Greenhead Big Band scooped the award for best programme.

16 year old student Daisy Cameron achieved a great individual victory winning both the special adjudicators award and the prize for best soloist.

Speaking of the success, Greenhead College’s head of music Simon Jacobs commented:

‘I am delighted with the success of the band- with the support of Muisca Kirklees the group continues to go from strength to strength. I am also delighted for Daisy who is a real emerging talent from the Kirklees area.’

You can hear the Big Band (and Daisy) perform at The Greenhead College Spring Concert which will be held on March 27th at 7:30pm in St Paul’s Hall.