Sam Barnett wins the Youth Category in the MOL Big Busk 2013We’re celebrating again this month with the news that one of our brilliant Junior Warriors, alto saxophonist and TW Youth Band member, Sam Barnett won the Youth Category in the Mayor Of London’s BIG BUSK competition after a gruelling summer of busking around the capital armed with nothing more than his sax, a passion for jazz and the love and support of his committed parents.

As well as grabbing the public vote for his busking gigs, he also caught the eyes and ears of JazzFM presenter Nigel Williams while busking at London’s Victoria Station at the beginning of August. Williams invited him in to do an interview and from there, things took off for Sam and the station got right behind him!

Having fended off hundreds of young hopefuls over the summer, Sam went on to win the final in the Youth Category last weekend at Westfield Shopping Centre in front of an appreciative crowd, winning a bagload of Roland busking equipment as his prize.

Hats off to you, Sam B! All your hard work paid off and we’re incredibly proud of you (and, of course, your tireless parents!)!


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