Trinity Laban jazz graduate Elliot Galvin continues to hit the headlines. Winner of the recent Trinity Laban Gold Medal Showcase, and with accolades for his Trio's debut CD, Dreamlands, flowing in, now the Elliot Galvin Trio has just won the European Young Artists' Jazz Award in Burghausen.
The Trio - Elliot on piano, Tom McCredie bass and Simon Roth drums - beat out competition from four other groups to take the prize, which includes E10,000 and the active promotion of the Trio. The awards are run by IG Jazz Burghausen eV in cooperation with the city of Burghausen, which this year were held during the 45th International Jazz Week (25-30 March 2014).
Elliot, who is now studying for an MMus in Composition at Trinity Laban, said: "Being selected to win the European Young Jazz Artist Award was an incredible experience - and having the opportunity to open the festival in Burghausen and receiving the financial support of B-Jazz was fantastic. It's a great competition and a real honor to have been part of it."
The other finalists were Igor Osypov Quartet; Elliott, Levantino and World Service Project.
Reviewer Alison Bentley describes Elliot as being "…like a young Django Bates in his energy, brilliance and gleeful love of complexity…Galvin's music is saturated with the history of jazz piano, as well as modern Classical music, and he's found like-minded musicians with the technical expertise, humour and love of musical experiment to bring it all to life."
A recent London Jazz interview with Elliot - http://londonjazz.bandcamp.com/album/interview-with-elliot-galvin
Thanks also to London Jazz for the image.