Toronto-based multi-reedist Connor Moe is the 2019 winner of the Peter Appleyard Scholarship.

This annual scholarship honours the legacy of vibraphonist Peter Appleyard and his incredible contribution to Canadian music by providing a scholarship for a current undergraduate jazz student.

The award is offered to an outstanding instrumentalist chosen from nominations submitted by administrators from the four Toronto-area jazz programs (Humber College, Mohawk College, the University of Toronto and York University). In tribute to Appleyard’s outstanding musical abilities and unparalleled character, the nominees are selected based on being a team player with a positive attitude and a passionate, hard worker who possesses a high level of potential.

Brad Barker and Jaymz Bee presented the award to Connor Moe live on the air on Saturday, Aug. 24.