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Sarah Ellen Hughes’ Big Band @ The Manor – 24th July 2011

July 30, 2011 by Steve  

In The Band: Sarah Ellen Hughes (vocals/flute) & Anna Hughes (vocals/flugel) co-leading Rob Taggart (keyboard); Tim Thornton (bass); Paul Robinson (drums); Jack Davies, Gabriel Garrick, Tommy Walsh, Rob Greenwood (trumpets); Natalie Witts, Adrian Fry, Graham Hughes (tenor trombones); Barry Clements (bass trombone); saxes: Frank Griffith & Dave O’Higgins (tenors), Sammy Mayne & Richard Shepherd (altos), [...]

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Amy Winehouse, 1983 – 2011

July 23, 2011 by admin  

Amy Winehouse, who died on 23rd July, was once memorably quoted as saying that she began her career: “…singing for old people in the back room of a pub in Rayners Lane”. That pub was, of course, the celebrated Rayners Hotel – and the band she was singing with was NYJO. How Amy came to be singing with [...]

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NYJO ‘Graduates’ Band @ The Manor – 17th July 2011

July 23, 2011 by Steve  

In The Band: Bill Ashton directing Sean Whittle/Tom Cawley* (piano): Loz Garrett (bass); Jon Russell (guitar); Darren Altman (drums); Chris Valentine (percussion, set 2); Robby Robson, Dave Malkin, Alex Maynard, Ben Godfrey, Henry Spencer (trumpets); Rhys Smith (bass trombone), Natalie Witts, Jonathan Hill, Martin Gladdish, Zebedee Tonkin (tenor trombones); saxophones: Ed Barker & Simon Meredith [...]

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NYJO @ The Manor – 19th June 2011

July 23, 2011 by Steve  

In The Band: Bill Ashton directing Chris Eldred (piano): Grant Russell (bass); Rob Luft (guitar); Scott Chapman (drums); Ollie Sarkhar (percussion); Jack Coward, Nick Mead, Tommy Walsh, Tom Dennis (trumpets); Barry Clements (bass trombone), Ross Anderson, Callum Au, Alex Paxton, Dave Horden (tenor trombones); saxophones: Jim Gold & Laura Parker (altos), Michael Underwood & Chris [...]

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Chris Eldred gets Parliament’s vote

July 22, 2011 by Steve  

Earlier this month NYJO keyboard player Chris Eldred became one of just six winners of this year’s All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group’s prestigious jazz scholarships, awarded in partnership with Yamaha and in association with Jazzwise and PPL. The scholarships, each worth £1000, were presented at the Group’s annual ‘Summer Jazz’ event at Portcullis House, [...]

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NYJO Starts ‘Em Young!

July 22, 2011 by Steve  

The recent World Première of the NYJO ‘Graduates’ Band at The Manor in Ruislip was a unique occasion, for a number of reasons. For the first time, this special gig gathered together ex-NYJO players from across the generations – Sean Whittle (Tommy Whittle and Barbara Jay’s son) from the early ‘80s; Alyson Cawley (neé Adams) [...]

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Mercury Rising For Ex-NYJO Pianist Gwilym Simcock

July 22, 2011 by Steve  

Gwilym Simcock, NYJO’s keyboard player at the turn of the century. has been nominated for this year’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize – an annual music prize awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland – for his solo piano set album Good Days at Schloss Elmau. As well as playing piano – and [...]

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Cambridge – 16/07/11 – Cambridge Summer Music Festival

July 17, 2011 by Sean  

Who? Cambridge Summer Music festival When Saturday, July 16, 2011 7:30pm – All Ages Where Cambridge Summer Music Festival (map) 8, Horn Lane Linton Cambridge, United Kingdom CB21 4HT « Back to the calendar

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