Victoria Jazz Society

Lou Williamson Jazz Award

2024 submissions are now closed.

THE LOU WILLIAMSON JAZZ AWARD was established in 2012 by Chris and Eve Millington in memory of percussionist Lou Williamson, a gifted performer, former McGill instructor and highly respected music administrator. The Lou Williamson Scholarship Fund and Victoria Jazz Society are pleased to announce the Lou Williamson Jazz Award. The purpose of the $2000 cash award is to encourage a talented high school student to continue their music studies in jazz.

Recent winners:

Trumpeter HENRY BAKER from Oak Bay High School, 2024
Pianist THOMAS ANDERSON from Reynolds Secondary School, 2023

Saxophonist COLE ASHLEY from St. Michaels University School, 2022

Drummer CHASE WARD from Oak Bay High School, 2021

Bassist BELLA FEDRIGO from Reynolds Secondary School, 2021 (Honourable Mention)

Saxophonist CLAY WILKINSON from Oak Bay High School, 2020

Trumpeter OWEN CHOW from Oak Bay High School, 2019

Saxophonist ROWAN FARINTOSH from Mount Douglas Secondary School, 2018

Pianist SAM LARAMEE from Reynolds Secondary School, 2018