Patchwork win B:Music prize


Patchwork, a six-piece jazz-folk fusion band made up of RBC students, won the B:Music prize and will be performing at the Symphony Hall in June as a result.

The theme for the competition was ‘Together’. Students submitted a written application and a performance, which were judged on application, presentation and interaction.

As winners of the prize, Patchwork will perform at the season-closing Music on Monday event on Monday 13 June at 1pm in the Jennifer Blackwell Performance Space, get tickets here.

Patchwork formed in 2021 and features Sean Morrison on fiddle, Leila Hooton on flute, Neavan Lobban on tenor sax, Conor Bastible on piano, Maitiú Gaffney on double bass and celtic flute, and Jon Greene on drums. They will also be performing at Birmingham’s annual ‘Power Folk’ festival later this year.

Postgraduate Performance student Neavan Lobban said: "We couldn’t be more excited to be the winners of the first-ever B:Music Prize. We had some pretty tough competition, and we still can’t quite believe we won! Symphony Hall is a world-famous venue and we can’t wait to get into the beautiful new performance space."

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