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No NYJO Academy or NYJO rehearsal on Saturday 19th April

March 25, 2014 by Sean  

Just a reminder that there will be no activity on the 19th April due to it being Easter Saturday.

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BBC Young Musician Jazz Award won by saxophonist Alexander Bone

March 12, 2014 by Stephen  

Saxophonist and NYJO attendee Alexander Bone (17) has won the very first BBC Young Musician Jazz Award. The final was held on Saturday 8 March at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with five finalists performing  a set each with the Gwilym Simcock Trio. Hosted by Soweto Kinch, the judging panel were Django [...]

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NYJO success in Arts Council Strategic Touring Programme

February 18, 2014 by Stephen  

NYJO is delighted to announce it has been awarded £18,500 in the most recent round of Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring programme. The programme aims to give more people in the country better access to quality art across a range of venues. It targets places with low levels of art engagement and those that rely on [...]

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NYJO Academy Big Band players invited to Masterclass with Chuck Findley

February 4, 2014 by Sean  

Chuck Findley is a legend. One of the greatest lead and studio trumpet players of all time and a wonderful jazz soloist to boot. On March 1st, he will lead a masterclass, along with the RAF ‘Squadronaires’ Big Band. Our Academy Big Band, under the tutelage of one of the UK’s most respected trumpet players [...]

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NYJO Nonet play Jazz In The Round

January 14, 2014 by Sean  

NYJO Nonet, directed by Tom Stone will play Jazz In The Round, hosted by Jez Nelson of BBC Jazz on 3 on Monday 27th January. The monthly event, co-founded by NYJO’s Sean Corby is an eclectic evening featuring 3 different bands and presented by Jez. The Nonet will open the show, followed by leading improviser [...]

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NYJO’s Mark Armstrong & Nadim Teimoori play tribute to Stan Tracey

January 7, 2014 by Sean  

Stan Tracey, a titan of Jazz in Britain, passed away on December 6th 2013 following a battle with cancer. His Humanist Funeral on December 18th was attended by many of his fellow Jazz musicians, including old friends from his 70 year career as a professional musician, his long-time trumpet player and NYJO Music Director Mark [...]

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NYJO Academy Resumes 11th January

January 2, 2014 by Sean  

Happy New Year! NYJO Academy resumes weekly rehearsals on the 11th January at LCCM THERE WILL BE NO NYJO or NYJO ACADEMY ACTIVITY ON 15th FEBRUARY DUE TO THERE BEING AN LCCM OPEN DAY

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NYJO Nonet celebrate Miles Davis

December 13, 2013 by Sean  

NYJO’s celebrated small group will play a programme of specially arranged music in tribute to Miles Davis, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th Century at The Bulls head Barnes on 26th January.

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NYJO FREE IMPROVISATION PERFORMANCE

December 10, 2013 by Sean  

NYJO FREE IMPROVISATION PERFORMANCE 3pm,14th December 2013, London Centre of Contemporary Music Members of NYJO and Urs Leimgruber present a performance of free improvisation. Following workshops with Swiss composer and saxophone player Urs Leimgruber, NYJO players and Urs present a performance of free improvisation. Urs Leimgruber works throughout Europe and in London, working with groups [...]

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Trevor James Saxophones arrive…

December 10, 2013 by Stephen  

We reported recently on the fantastic new partnership between NYJO and Trevor James Instruments who are supporting the NYJO Academy with £30,000 of award-winning saxes and flutes. We’re now pleased to announce that the new instruments have arrived safely and the first young musicians have begun to use them. They are beautifully engraved with National [...]

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