BBC Young Jazz Musician Final 2018 | Saturday 24 November | LONDON Queen Elizabeth Hall

The five finalists for this year's BBC Young Musician award have been announced:

Xhosa Cole (saxophone)

Reuben Goldmark (piano)

Fergus McCreadie (piano)

James Owston (bass)

Seth Tackaberry (bass)

Each finalist will perform at least one self-arranged piece accompanied by top jazz musicians pianist Gwilym Simcock, bassist Paula Gardiner and drummer Asaf Sirkis.

The event will be hosted by Josie d'Arby and saxophonist and composer YolanDa Brown, and judged by pianist Monty Alexander, composer and pianist Zoe Rahman, bassist and founding member of Jazz Warriors Gary Crosby and vocalist Zara McFarlane.

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Musician Asaf Sirkis and Judges Monty Alexander, Gary Crosby and Zara McFarlane are also performing during the Festival. Please see below for their shows:

Jazz Voice: Festival Opening Gala | Friday 16 November | LONDON Royal Festival Hall with Zara McFarlane

Natacha Atlas: Selected | Saturday 17 November | LONDON Pizza Express Holborn with Asaf Sirkis

Orphy Robinson presents Van Morrison's Astral Weeks | Monday 19 November | LONDON Queen Elizabeth Hall with Zara McFarlane

Monty Alexander + Tomorrow's Warriors Female Frontline | Sunday 25 November | LONDON Cadogan Hall with Monty Alexander and Gary Crosby