Helena Kay wins at Scottish Jazz Awards
City Music Foundation is delighted for jazz saxophonist Helena Kay, who has picked up the Best Instrumentalist Award at the 10th Scottish Jazz Awards. Winners were honoured at Glasgow venue The Savings Bank on Thursday night as the event applauded stand-out musical endeavours.
A record-breaking 3300 public votes were cast for the nominees.
Helena is a London-based tenor saxophonist who grew up in Perth. In 2015 they won the Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year, and their KIM Trio recently released their new record Golden Sands.
The winners of the 10th Scottish Jazz Awards were: Rising Star Award sponsored by Musicians’ Union – Cara Rose; Best Instrumentalist Award sponsored by ESP Music Rentals – Helena Kay; Best Vocalist Award sponsored by Whighams Jazz Club – kitti; Best Band Award sponsored by Inhouse Event Productions – Tenement Jazz Band; Best Album Award sponsored by Birnam CD – Fergus McCreadie, Forest Floor; Lifetime Achievement Award – Alan Steadman.
Watch Helena’s recent concert at Barts Heritage on YouTube for free: