Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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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‘Then and Now’ at the Kenton Theatre

October 31, 2016 by  

  NYJO will be making its seventh appearance at the Kenton Theatre on Friday 11th November with ‘Then and Now’, a programme featuring both classic and contemporary jazz. The Henley audience will be treated to a mix of jazz standards with vocals, and NYJO’s latest jazz-rock, funk, and bossa nova arrangements. Tickets are on sale here.

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Three Nations Under One Groove

October 28, 2016 by  

In September NYJO was involved in a ground-breaking collaboration with its German and Dutch counterparts – BuJazzO and NJJO. Performing in Heek, Dusseldorf and Dortmund, the three bands finished off their tour of Europe with a storming performance at Amsterdam’s Bimhuis. These performances were preceded by four days of intensive rehearsals to learn new repertoire, […]

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NYJO starts recruiting for 2017

October 5, 2016 by  

We are excited to announce that the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) has started recruiting new band members for 2017. NYJO is inviting young musicians aged 24 and under, with experience of playing big band jazz and who are preparing for a career as a musician, to apply for a position in the band. Auditions are […]

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Jazz up your Shakespeare! ​

October 5, 2016 by  

Duke Orsino: If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. Twelfth Night Act 1, scene 1, 1–3 ​ In a 400th anniversary tribute to Shakespeare, this performance unites the best and brightest of Britain’s young choristers and jazz musicians. With […]

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NYJO at Ronnie Scott’s – 31 October

September 21, 2016 by  

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  

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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