Toronto-based jazz guitarist, composer and educator Daniel Bado is the 2019 winner of the Mary Alice Stuart Scholarship.

The founding chair of JAZZ.FM91, Mary Alice Stuart, made an unparalleled contribution to the organization, helping to make JAZZ.FM91 the successful enterprise that it is today.

To honour her legacy, a program was developed in 2009 that awards scholarships to outstanding emerging jazz artists who are completing their studies at the post-secondary level. The directors of the four Toronto-area schools that offer a jazz curriculum (Humber College, Mohawk College, University of Toronto, York University) are asked to nominate an outstanding student from their respective programs. All of the nominees receive an honorarium and the recipient receives $2,500 to support their education.

Brad Barker presented the award to Bado live on the air on Monday, July 15.