Tuesday, June 28, 2016

NYJO at The Stables in Wavendon – Sunday 26 June, 8pm

June 9, 2016 by Jon  

Join NYJO at The Stables in Wavendon on Sunday 26 June at 8pm for a selection of big band classics, brand new arrangements and contemporary charts. The Stables Theatre Stockwell Lane Wavendon Milton Keynes MK17 8LU Tickets £17.50, available here: http://bit.ly/28Iy6WO More gigs coming up soon: NYJO Academy Jazz Ensemble at Grosvenor Square; 30 June, 6pm: [...]

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Sunday Express Feature on NYJO

May 29, 2016 by Jon  

NYJO features in this weekend’s Sunday Express, in a piece covering the great legacy and exciting future of the band. The article includes interviews with NYJO’s Artistic and Music Director, Mark Armstrong, ex-NYJO saxophonist Ben Castle, and the great drummer, band leader and NYJO alumnus Pete Cater. Click on the image to read the piece [...]

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NYJO Nonet: In Focus

May 25, 2016 by Jon  

The NYJO Nonet has three performances in the next four weeks! The Nonet is made up of the crème de la crème of the full NYJO 23-piece orchestra, with a few recent alumni for added spice and occasional guest stars. We are very grateful to Callum Au, who has stepped in as special guest leader [...]

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New video: NYJO Open Day 2016

May 19, 2016 by Jon  

Watch this brand new video from NYJO’s recent open rehearsal, which features our main performing band and the NYJO Academy Jazz Ensemble, as well as interviews with Mark Armstrong (NYJO’s Artistic and Music Director), Nigel Tully (NYJO’s Executive Chair), Gemma Buckenham (NYJO Academy Jazz Ensemble MD) and The Hon. Richard Lyttelton (NYJO Chair Sponsor and [...]

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Highnotes magazine front cover feature for NYJO

May 4, 2016 by Jon  

NYJO’s Executive Chair Nigel Tully features in the summer 2016 issue of Highnotes magazine, with a piece about why improvisation is an essential skill for musicians. ‘I believe improvisation is one of the most important techniques available to the creative musician, and that hearing good improvised music is one of the most rewarding experiences for the [...]

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NYJO receives new support from EMI Music Sound Foundation

April 26, 2016 by Jon  

NYJO today announced new support from EMI Music Sound Foundation. The Foundation’s grant of £5,000 will help underpin NYJO’s work with the next generation of leading British jazz musicians and the orchestra’s nationally significant education programme. Nigel Tully, Executive Chair of NYJO said: “This is very good news for NYJO, and recognition of the vital [...]

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NYJO broadcast on BBC Radio 2

April 20, 2016 by Jon  

Listen again to NYJO and the National Youth Chamber Choir‘s special BBC Radio 2 broadcast of The Play’s The Thing, a collaborative celebration of Shakespeare in his 400th anniversary year. For this edition of Friday Night is Music Night the two ensembles joined with the BBC Concert Orchestra for a varied programme of music inspired [...]

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Allen Vizzutti visits NYJO Academy

March 22, 2016 by Jon  

This weekend we were lucky enough to be joined by trumpet master, Allen Vizzutti, thanks to Yamaha UK and Phil Parker Brass.  He spent the morning working with NYJO and the Academy Big Band and Jazz Ensemble, dispensing words of wisdom and sitting in with the groups before hosting a masterclass for young trumpeters in [...]

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NYJO FIFTY press round-up

February 26, 2016 by Jon  

It’s just over three months since NYJO released its celebratory fiftieth anniversary double album, NYJO FIFTY. The album has been receiving great press and airplay over these three months. We thought you might like to see some of it! NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA NYJO FIFTY released 15 November 2015 Artistic & Music Director, Mark Armstrong [...]

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Jazz stars of today meet jazz stars of tomorrow – NYJO & Jazz at Lincoln Center

February 26, 2016 by Jon  

As part of our partnership with Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning and Jazz at Lincoln Center we’ve been privileged to host musicians from Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra recently who gave workshops for NYJO as well as all NYJO Academy ensembles at our Southwark home. This work culminated in a concert at London’s Barbican Centre on [...]

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