Great to finish my year's teaching at RWCMD with a tutors' concert in the superb new concert hall. A quartet of myself, Huw Warren, Dudley Phillips and Martin France played a mixture of our own originals, classic tunes by Hermeto Pascoal, some standards and also interpretations of folk and classical themes.

It was really good to see so many students and staff as well as concert goers and a pleasure to congratulate so many young musicians on their progress throughout the year under the guiding light of the college's head of Jazz, Paula Gardiner.