30 under 30: Fergus McCreadie

Young Scottish Jazz Musician award 2013, and went on to win it a second time the next year, the first and only time this feat had been achieved.Fergus-McCreadie-700x636

For three years in a row, not only has Fergus has been selected to compete in the overall final of the Young Scottish Jazz Musician award (2013, 2014 and 2015), he has been the youngest competitor in all three years. Having featured several times on BBC Radio Scotland’s The Jazz House, Fergus has also performed in a showcase with the legendary saxophonist Bob Mintzer (The Yellowjackets) and Scottish heavyweight Tommy Smith (Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.

Fergus currently studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on a full scholarship, where he is taught by Paul Harrison. He has appeared in the Glasgow and Edinburgh International Jazz Festivals and regularly performs with his own trio with David Bowden and Stephen Henderson both of whom feature in 30 under 30.

For more information about Fergus visit his website.