Saxophonist Xhosa Cole won BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018 for his “heartfelt” performance.
Xhosa is an embodiment of the success of numerous music outreach programs within Birmingham, including Town Hall Symphony Hall's Jazzlines. As a saxophonist, Flautist, Composer and Producer, Xhosa has played, studied and collaborated with a wide range of world-class musicians and composers.
The Handsworth-born musician has played in the Jazzlines Ensemble, Birmingham Schools Symphony Orchestra and Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra among others. While studying in sixth form, Xhosa attended courses with the National Youth Jazz Collective and National Youth Wind Orchestra. He performs and teaches regularly around Birmingham.