Lou Williamson Jazz Award


Established in 2015 by Chris and Eve Millington in memory of percussionist Lou Williamson, a gifted performer, a former McGill instructor and a highly-respected music administrator. Awarded to an outstanding Canadian undergraduate or graduate student registered in a Jazz program, with a preference for Jazz drum set, on the basis of high academic standing by the Schulich School of Music Scholarship Committee.

Established By: Chris and Eve Millington and The Lou Williamson Foundation

Award Recipients:

2021 - 2022
  • Jules Payette, Performance Jazz - Jazz Drums
2020 - 2021
  • Changlin Wang, Performance Jazz - Jazz Drums
2019 - 2020
  • Vincent Paquette Ravary, Performance Jazz
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