Jamie Cullum piano won by Swindon Music School
A school in Swindon has done a great job and managed to win a ‘grand’ prize – jazz pianists Jamie Cullum’s grand piano after writing a song about it. Piano player Jamie Cullum donated his most prized possession, his grand piano, to Commonweal School in Swindon. A You Tube video by the Commonweal School won a public vote on the musician’s website. Cullum had asked any school, community centre or good cause which wanted the gift to send in a submission
The Yamaha piano has been used by the singer-songwriter for the past 10 years. He performed ‘Lovesick Blues’ with students from the winning school on the BBC and explained why he gave the piano away.
See the video that won the piano competition here;