Sax player Nadim takes top award

SAXOPHONIST Nadim Teimoori would have made his grandad proud!

Nadim, 21, is this year’s winner of the prestigious Humphrey Lyttleton Award.

The member of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, who began his career with Doncaster Youth Jazz, and whose late grandfather was double bass player Don Parker of Conisbrough, described his latest achievement as “fantastic news”.

Nadim, from Warmsworth, said his mentors, including tutors at the Royal Academy of Music had been “amazing influences” and added that his Baha’i religion also inspires his playing as he “really believes that music is a spiritual thing and I write a lot of music as a harness for my religion”.

“I never met my grandad which is such a shame”, said Nadim, “he was known for his music throughout the north of England”. Nadim was picked from an ‘immensely talented’ shortlist for the Award, by members of the renowned late jazz musician Humphrey Lyttleton’s band.