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Second MOBO for Moses Boyd

Wed 22 November 2017

Rising jazz star drummer and Trinity Laban alumnus Moses Boyd has picked up the MOBO award for Best Jazz Act at the pre-MOBO ceremony on Tuesday 20 November.

This is the second MOBO for Boyd, who won in the same category in 2015 as one half of duo Binker and Moses (with tenor saxophonist Binker Golding). 

Moses Boyd graduated with a BMus (Hons) Jazz Drums in 2016. Throughout his time at Trinity Laban he worked in a professional capacity as one half of the duo Binker and Moses, with his ensemble The Exodus and on his own as Solo Exodus and released music under his own label Exodus Records. He has released two albums with Exodus and debut album ‘Dem Ones’ with Binker and Moses. 

Already Boyd has picked up multiple awards, including The John Peel Play more Jazz Award from the 2016 Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards, Parliamentary Jazz award for Jazz Newcomer of the Year 2016, two Jazz FM awards and the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Young Jazz Musician award in 2014. 

Moses Boyd is just the latest in a series of Trinity Laban jazz alumni receiving awards in recognition of their outstanding talent, paving the way for successful careers in music. Recent examples include Laura Jurd, Elliot Galvin and Peter Edwards, among others. 

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