Sunday, March 26, 2017

NYJO awarded major three-year grant from Help Musicians UK

March 15, 2017 by  

NYJO today announced that it has been awarded a major three-year grant as part of the Help Musicians UK (HMUK) National Grants Programme. NYJO will receive £45,000 in funding from HMUK over three years to underpin the development of the musicians in its flagship orchestra. The grant will support the travel costs for NYJO musicians from […]

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NYJO & BuJazzO perform at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Berlin

March 5, 2017 by  

A nonet consisting of members from NYJO and German National Youth Jazz Orchestra (BuJazzO) performed at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Berlin recently, as part of an event hosted by the British Ambassador to Germany (and life-long jazz fan) H.E. Sir Sebastian Wood KCMG. The nonet’s performance was supported by Deutsche Bank, sponsors of Three Nations Under One […]

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Three Nations Under One Groove – UK Tour!

March 3, 2017 by  

Join NYJO and the German (BuJazzO) and Dutch (NJJO) National Youth Jazz Orchestras for the Three Nations Under One Groove UK tour this spring. Tickets on sale now:  Wednesday 29th March – Royal Concert Hall Nottingham Thursday 30th March – Kings Place London Saturday 1st April – Gateshead International Jazz Festival Following a number of […]

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Nominees Announced for 2017 JazzFM Awards

March 2, 2017 by  

Jazz FM has just announced its 2017 Awards nominations. The ceremony is due to take place on 25th April, which is fittingly the same day as Ella Fitzgerald would have turned 100! Among the nominees are several NYJO alumni and associates. Both pianist Gwilym Simcock and saxophonist Tim Garland are up for ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’. […]

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NYJO Receives Rave Review from Jazzwise

February 15, 2017 by  

NYJO’s recent residency at Ronnie Scott’s received a glowing review in the March issue of Jazzwise magazine. Peter Vacher praised the band for its innovative approach and varied programme, described as “crowd-pleasing in the best way”. NYJO has never been conformist, never hewing to one particular line, never known for fawning replications and very deliberately these […]

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NYJO Welcomes Royal Patron at sold-out Ronnie Scott’s Residency

February 2, 2017 by  

  The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) welcomed its Patron, HRH The Earl of Wessex, at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club on Monday last week, for the first of two sold-out nights at the club. Before the performance, HRH attended the annual NYJO Chairman’s Reception to meet the band’s friends, supporters, young musicians and staff. Among […]

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NYJO Nonet returns to the Bull’s Head

January 19, 2017 by  

Combining a reputation for good food and good jazz, The Bull’s Head in Barnes welcomes back the NYJO Nonet for another Sunday dinner concert on 29 January. Consisting of current and ex-NYJO band members, and led by tenor saxophonist Tom Stone, the Nonet will be performing  jazz classics from the Broadway musicals – the perfect accompaniment for a […]

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The Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony California, 5-12 August 2017 Call for UK Participants

January 13, 2017 by  

The internationally-renowned Brubeck Institute is looking for three young (16 – 19-year-old) British jazz musicians to join its 2017 Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony in Stockton, California. This is a unique opportunity for outstanding young musicians to broaden their horizons, experience world-class jazz education, and make enduring musical friendships. As the Brubeck Institute’s UK partner, NYJO […]

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Remembering Buddy Greco

January 11, 2017 by  

Buddy Greco, jazz pianist, vocalist and Las Vegas regular who recorded more than 60 albums and had a hit with a version of The Lady Is a Tramp, has sadly passed away, aged 90. True to his name, Buddy was a great friend to NYJO, performing with the band several times, most recently at Ronnie Scott’s in […]

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NYJO returns for Ronnie Scott’s Residency

January 6, 2017 by  

NYJO returns to Ronnie Scott’s on 23 and 24 January for its annual residency, bringing two nights of magnificent big band jazz to the world’s most famous jazz club. The programmes for the two evenings will consist of classics from the big band canon, as well as brand new pieces and arrangements from current NYJO band members. The […]

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