BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship success

Following last week’s announcement that three emerging jazz musicians have been awarded a Jazzlines Fellowship with the support of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, we are thrilled to announce that the Birmingham-based jazz percussionist Jonathan Silk has won a BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship, supported by our Jazzlines team.

The Scottish drummer, composer, band leader and graduate of the city’s Conservatoire was awarded a Yamaha Jazz Scholarship for Outstanding Musicianship, won 2011 Tony Levin Drum Prize and was named as “One to watch in 2012” by Jazzwise magazine. During the Fellowship, Jonathan will develop his skills as a drummer, composer and big band leader travelling abroad to receive mentoring as well as working towards a tour at the end of the year.

The BBC Performing Arts Fund has awarded a total of £190,000 to 19 music organisations across the UK in order to host a bespoke placement opportunity as part of its Music Fellowship scheme. The Fellowships range from a singer working with Urban Development in East London to an assistant conductor with English Touring Opera; from folk to pop; from Belfast to Exeter and all across the UK.

Read the BBC Performing Arts Fund Music Fellowships announcement here