CLARENCE City Council has announced Elizabeth College’s Joshua Ford-King and Miah Aplin, and Rosny College’s Esther Outram as this year’s recipients of the Clarence Jazz Festival scholarship program.

Each year council, in partnership with the University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music, offers six months of private tuition for three emerging musicians, with an emphasis on training for improvisational techniques and live performance outcomes.

Miah and Esther will focus on bringing their vocal prowess to the fore, while Joshua will further hone his impressive trumpet and flugelhorn skills.

All three recipients will perform at the festival in February.

The scholarship program is an integral component of the annual Clarence Jazz Festival and has been supporting and developing young musicians since 2012.

“Each year, one of the highlights of the Clarence Jazz Festival is being able to foster and support Tasmanian musicians through our scholarship program,” Clarence City Council Deputy Mayor and Festival convener Alderman Heather Chong said.

The Clarence Jazz Festival runs for five days from 16 to 20 February 2022 on Hobart’s Eastern Shore and is comprised of both free and ticketed events.

Clarence City Council is now calling for expressions of interest for performers.

For more information about performing opportunities, visit www.clarenceartsandevents.net/clarence-jazz-festival.

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