Awards for Leeds jazz com­poser

Yorkshire Post - Culture & The Guide - - MUSIC -

LEEDS-BASED jazz com­poser and ar­ranger James Hamil­ton con­tin­ues to win awards. The mu­si­cian, orig­i­nally from Belfast, was awarded a 2010 BASCA Bri­tish Com­posers Award and has now added two Jazz York­shire Awards for his lat­est work The Cause­way Suite. The piece, which was recorded at Leeds Col­lege of Mu­sic, is a con­tem­po­rary jazz com­po­si­tion for a big band and in­spired by the Gi­ant’s Cause­way. A CD is avail­able from www. jame­shamil­ton­jaz­zorches­tra. band­camp.com.

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