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l GLASGOW Jazz Festival's schools band competition produced a clean sweep of winners for South Lanarkshire at the Old Fruitmarket on Tuesday night, with the Chic McCafferty Cup won by regional band award winners South Lanarkshire Schools Big Band, and East Kilbride's Calderglen High School winning best school band.

Best soloist was trumpeter Christos Styliandes of the South Lanarkshire band and best vocalist Connor Burnett of the Calderglen ensemble. A commendation went to drummer David Miller of Hillpark Secondary. www.jazzfest.co.uk

l FROM tomorrow to Sunday The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland's Futures Ensemble and the national youth Choir of Scotland are in residence at the Sound festival in Aberdeen. On Friday evening NYOS Futures give the world premiere of Phygian Ferment at the Lemon Tree. Commissioned from Stephen Montague by Elisabeth Chojnacka, it will performed by Chojnacka on an amplified harpsichord.

l SATURDAY lunchtime in Aberdeen Art Gallery NYOS Futures gives a free concert with soloist Richard Craig in a programme that includes a new work for contrabass flute by Oliver Searle. The residency culminates on Sunday afternoon as NYCOS joins forces with NYOS Futures and soloist Jeremy Huw Williams for the world premiere of Crucifixus, a Sound festival commission from composer Paul Mealor which will be performed in St Machar's Cathedral.

www.sound-scotland.co.uk

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