Sunday, February 1, 2015

Vacancy: Orchestra Manager

January 29, 2015 by Stephen  

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) is seeking an experienced music professional to ensure the efficient delivery of NYJO performances, rehearsals, recording sessions and other activity and to support the MD in ensuring the organisation gives the best possible experience for its members, audiences and other stakeholders. Salary: c. £25,000 FTE Part time: 0.5 FTE [...]

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Vacancy – Learning and Participation Manager

January 23, 2015 by  

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) is seeking a dynamic and experienced Music Education professional to manage our education work, leading the expansion of our outreach work with Music Hubs and others to extend our reach and impact nationally. Salary: £31,000 FTE Part time: 0.8 FTE (3-5days, to be discussed) Permanent role with a 3 [...]

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NYJO members featured on new Will Todd release

January 21, 2015 by Stephen  

Last year NYJO members recorded on Diamond Jubilee Composer Will Todd’s new album of jazz choral works – Footprints. The album is out now and available from Amazon or itunes Here‘s a snippet from the recording!

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December 16, 2014 by Stephen  

This TV programme sees the band performing exclusively for Sky Arts’ Christmas schedule, at a brand-new venue (but an ancient building), “The Convent” in South Woodchester near Stroud in Gloucestershire, a beautiful converted nunnery that was, until two years ago, a fully functioning religious institution.  Here, with an 18th-century rose window for a backdrop, the [...]

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NYJO & Gregory Porter at Buckingham Palace

December 15, 2014 by Stephen  

Last week NYJO was invited to play at the ‘Jazz in the Palace’ event for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards at Buckingham Palace hosted by HRH The Earl of Wessex. The event saw a small group from NYJO warm-up the evening before the whole band performing. The evening culminated in a NYJO performance with [...]

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Review of NYJO & BuJazzO

December 11, 2014 by Stephen  

Fantastic review of NYJO & BuJazzO’s Leeds & London concerts just in. Click here for the review.

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NYJO Academy Jazz Ensemble Christmas gig at Omnibus

December 9, 2014 by Sean  

The NYJO Academy Jazz Ensemble, directed by Gemma Buckenham will perform at Clapham’s Omnibus Arts Centre on 13th December from 3pm. The performance will be part of a day of Christmas events and will be free entry.

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We are recruiting a new Academy Big Band Director

December 9, 2014 by Sean  

Farewells and Job Advert Sadly, Paul Eshelby has decided to retire from his role as Music Director for NYJO Academy Big Band (or NYJO2, as it was known back in the day). Paul has worked with NYJO for 27 years, originally alongside Bill Ashton, and has benefited the development and careers of many young people [...]

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Don’t miss the NYJO London Jazz Jam this Sunday

December 3, 2014 by Stephen  

The NYJO London Jazz Jam is an excellent chance for any young musician to come along with their instrument and test their chops. This Sunday will be the last NYJO London Jazz Jam this year! On December 7th we have the brilliant trumpeter Nick Smart bringing an all-star quartet to the Foyles stage. Nick’s versatility [...]

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NYJO runner-up in 2014 British Jazz Awards Big Band Category

November 24, 2014 by Stephen  

NYJO is very pleased to be announced the runner-up in the Big Band category of the 2014 British Jazz Awards. Known as the Jazz Oscars, the British Jazz Awards have been presented every year since 1987. This year 53,738 votes were cast across 14 categories with the BBC Big Band winning that category. Congratulations to [...]

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