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The Jazz FM Awards 2013: Meet the Nominees: Josh Arcoleo – Best UK Newcomer

Josh Arcoleo

Born into a musical family in 1989, Josh was lucky enough to start saxophone lessons with the legendary Pee Wee Ellis when he was 13. At 18, he gained a place on the renowned jazz course at the Royal Academy of Music where he graduated with a 1st class degree in 2011, that year, also winning a Yamaha Parliamentary Jazz Scholarship and the Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize. The latter being a recording contract with Edition Records. Josh’s debut album ‘Beginnings’ was released in February 2012 to widespread critical acclaim. He has also received awards from the EMI Music Sound Foundation and MBF Young Talent, and was nominated for a 2012 London Jazz Award.