Sunday, September 25, 2016

NYJO at Ronnie Scott’s – 31 October

September 21, 2016 by Jon  

Join NYJO at Ronnie Scott’s on the evening of Monday 31 October, for a thrilling night of big band jazz at the world’s most famous jazz club. ***CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS*** Under the direction of Mark Armstrong, NYJO will present a programme of classics from the big band canon, as well as brand new [...]

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NYJO to Feature on Gordon Goodwin’s ‘Phat Tracks’

September 9, 2016 by Jon  

NYJO will feature on Gordon Goodwin’s Phat Tracks radio show this weekend on KJAZZ 88.1 FM. The legendary founder and leader of Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band will be playing a track from NYJO’s latest  album between 8 – 10pm UK time on Saturday 10th September. Tune in here.

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NYJO Receives Major Grant from Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation

August 30, 2016 by Jon  

NYJO today announced a major new partnership with the Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation. The Foundation will support NYJO across a number of different areas, focusing on the NYJO Academy Jazz Ensemble (NYJO’s junior training band, led by trumpeter Gemma Buckenham), the provision of bursaries for NYJO Academy attendees from disadvantaged backgrounds, and also sponsorship of [...]

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NYJO Awarded Major Arts Council England Catalyst: Evolve Grant

July 27, 2016 by Jon  

NYJO today announced it has been successful in an application for £150,000 from Arts Council England’s Catalyst: Evolve programme. This major award will support NYJO’s fundraising ambitions for the next three years, through a combination of enhanced organisational capacity and a matched giving scheme. Achieved at a crucial point in NYJO’s development, this grant reaffirms [...]

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Make a Donation to Support NYJO’s European Tour

July 18, 2016 by Jon  

NYJO is fundraising for a spectacular collaboration with the German and Dutch National Youth Jazz Orchestras. Click the ‘Donate’ button below to help support this project In 2014, NYJO and its German equivalent (BuJazzO) created a partnership project with joint rehearsals and concerts in both countries. Following the successes of the 2014 collaboration, the Dutch National Youth Jazz [...]

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NYJO lights up Milan with Fabrizio Bosso

July 13, 2016 by Jon  

NYJO gave a terrific performance at the UniCredit Pavilion in Milan on Tuesday evening, as the only jazz ensemble in an International Festival of Youth Orchestras. Joined by the acclaimed Italian trumpeter Fabrizio Bosso, NYJO played to an arena of 700 people, with hundreds more watching on screens outside.

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NYJO to Perform in Milan

July 7, 2016 by Jon  

NYJO is delighted to be performing in Milan on 12 July, as part of an international festival of youth orchestras, at the UniCredit Pavilion. NYJO is the only jazz ensemble in the festival and will be joined by the fantastic Italian trumpeter Fabrizio Bosso (pictured below). Click here for more information about the festival.

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National Youth Chamber Choir & NYJO Celebrate Shakespeare

June 30, 2016 by Jon  

With a programme inspired by the bard’s plays and poetry, NYJO and the National Youth Chamber Choir come together for a rich tapestry of musical takes on Shakespeare this summer, with concerts at Cheltenham Festival (17 July) and Petworth Festival (29 July). Including repertoire by Vaughan Williams and Ward Swingle, as well as a rare performance of [...]

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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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