PBS 106.7FM announces 2019 Young Elder of Jazz

Saxophonist and composer Josh Kelly has been selected as the recipient of the PBS Young Elder of Jazz Award for 2019, presented by PBS 106.7FM, in conjunction with the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.
Josh works across the broad spectrum of jazz and has regularly performed locally and internationally with groups and artists as diverse as 30/70 Collective, Allysha Joy and his own jazz trio. 
At the 2019 Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Josh will present the premiere performance of Displacement, a work that will feature some of Melbourne’s finest musicians.
Josh says, “I am honoured to be selected as the 2019 PBS Young Elder of Jazz. I have been working hard on my craft consistently for the past eight years since moving to Melbourne, and to receive this kind of support and recognition is just incredible for me.  Displacement will investigate the migrant experience and draw upon concepts from French Impressionist music, applied to improvisation. I cannot wait to share the results with the world at the festival in 2019.”
Previous winners of the PBS Young Elder of Jazz have included Tamara Murphy, Tim Willis, Tilman Robinson, Gian Slater, Joe O’Connor, Hue Blanes and Brenton Foster.
The PBS Young Elder of Jazz is supported through the generosity of Mark Newman and now in its eighth year, the initiative provides $10,000 to commission a brand-new work of contemporary composition to be presented at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.