Thursday, January 19, 2017

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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Jim Gold Interview

January 6, 2017 by  

Jim Gold is NYJO’s outgoing lead alto player and has been in the band for the last five years. As he reaches the end of his time with NYJO, we asked him to reflect on his highlights. What was your musical background before you joined NYJO? I had studied at Junior RAM as well as […]

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David Dyson Interview

December 13, 2016 by  

David Dyson has been NYJO’s drum chair holder for the past three years, providing the groove that drives the band. We asked him to reflect on his time in NYJO. What was your musical background before you joined NYJO? I was given a pair of drumsticks aged five, after watching a function band and tapping on […]

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Dave Arch – Coming Home

December 7, 2016 by  

Dave Arch, former NYJO piano chair holder and current musical director for the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing band, with prestigious album and film credits to his name, has just released a new album featuring many of his former NYJO bandmates. The new disc features Paul Stacey on guitar, Nigel Hitchcock on saxophone, Andy Greenwood on trumpet, […]

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NYJO’s Cool Yule at the Spice of Life

December 5, 2016 by  

In amongst the frosty mornings and endless Mariah Carey renditions, NYJO has announced its return to the Spice of Life on Thursday 22 December for a jazzy Christmas extravaganza. Playing big band arrangements of Christmas classics such as Winter Wonderland and Sleigh Ride, NYJO will also present jazz takes on traditional carols like God Rest […]

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Three Nations Under One Groove Documentary Released!

November 25, 2016 by  

We are delighted to share this fantastic documentary about NYJO‘s 2016 collaboration with the Bundesjazzorchester and Nationaal Jeugd Jazz Orkest. We can’t wait to bring all three bands together again for a major UK tour in March and April next year! UK tour dates already on sale here: Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, 29 March Kings […]

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Trevor James renews NYJO partnership with second major instrument donation

November 17, 2016 by  

NYJO today received a second major donation of top-of-the-range instruments from renowned flute and saxophone manufacturer Trevor James. NYJO’s flute and sax players went to The Vibe in London to try out the new instruments, which included five TJ Virtuoso model flutes, two alto flutes and a black SR baritone saxophone. Trevor James’s donation to […]

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NYJO Announces New Partnership with ABRSM

November 5, 2016 by  

Today marks the beginning of an exciting new partnership between NYJO and ABRSM (the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music). The collaboration was announced at ABRSM’s annual UK Teacher Conference, where NYJO musicians led music teachers in an inspiring jazz workshop. The partnership will see ABRSM and NYJO work together on three priorities: […]

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