The Tony Levin Drum Prize

The Tony Levin Drum Prize

Prizes and Competitions Series

Date and time
23 May 2019 (7:45pm - 9:45pm)

Eastside Jazz Club, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR


£15 (£12) Includes entry to the Patrick Cornelius gig

Booking Information

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Staff & students are eligible for a limited number of free tickets for events at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire events.

  • Tickets are subject to availability, must be booked in advance and are offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • Once the free ticket allocation per event is reached, staff and students are eligible for discounted tickets.

  • Excludes events programmed by external organisations or visiting artists.

  • One ticket per student/member of staff.

  • *Entry only granted with a valid BCU ID.

7.45pm The Tony Levin Drum Prize
9.15pm Winners Set

Jean Toussaint sax
Arnie Somogyi bass

Jazz drum legend and much-loved Conservatoire tutor, Tony Levin passed away in February 2011. His legacy still very much lives on with us and one of the forms in which this happens is the continuation of the Tony Levin Drum Prize. Tony’s plan was that each student finalist would play a short set with fellow Jazz Department tutors to determine which student is most deserving of the accolade of ‘most swinging’.

Witness a high-energy concert and a spotlight on future careers in jazz drumming: a ‘happening’ as Tony would say.