Finzi Scholarship Award
In 2015, Will Lenton was awarded a Finzi Scholarship from the Gerald Finzi Charitable Trust, enabling a research trip to New Orleans and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness Second Lining in its original cultural context.
Will had a fantastic adventure in New Orleans, and made some wonderful friends. He was even interviewed about his work and research on WWOZ 90.7FM, presented by the New Orleans and Jazz Heritage Foundation. Much of this experience has fed directly back into the development of the band’s performance content and has influenced choreography and musical arrangements.