Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Stop press – Award winner at the London Music Awards 2015!!

June 12, 2015 by Stephen  

NYJO London stormed the show as they opened the proceedings at last night’s London Music Awards 2015. Not only did they give a dazzling performance under the direction of Phil Meadows but Phil, former lead alto of NYJO and now NYJO London Music Director was the popular winner in the Jazz Rising Star category. The [...]

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NYJO records 50th anniversary album

May 20, 2015 by Stephen  

This week NYJO is at the iconic Air Studios recording its celebratory 50th anniversary double-album – to be released in autumn 2015. NYJO Music & Artistic Director Mark Armstrong has chosen a fantastic set of charts, including big band classics, items from NYJO’s history and brand new works, for the album. He’s also invited special [...]

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NYJO @ The Spice of Life, Soho

May 8, 2015 by Stephen  

In our next gig as part of our regular residency at the iconic Spice of Life, Soho, NYJO will be warming-up for our next album recording with a variety of arrangements old and new, from the modernistic swing of Dizzy Gillespie, the “New Testament” Basie Band to Thad Jones and Rob McConnell. Doors open: 6pm, [...]

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Trevor James Black Alto Flute Competition Winner

April 30, 2015 by Stephen  

We’re delighted to confirm that the winner of the NYJO-Trevor James Flutes competition to win the black alto flute is 16 year-old saxophonist and flautist Sam Norris! His ‪#flutefanatics winning entry of Sam and his trio playing ‘C Jam Blues’ is below. We wish him all the best with his aspirations to a life as a professional [...]

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Win a Trevor James Black Alto Flute – competition and terms & conditions

April 10, 2015 by Stephen  

WIN a TREVOR JAMES BLACK ALTO FLUTE!! To celebrate one year of NYJO’s educational partnership with Trevor James Flutes we’re giving away this beautiful Trevor James black alto flute (RRP £1500) as shown here by NY-based jazz flautist Sarpay Ozcagatay! This will go to someone with creative flair and imagination who can demonstrate how fanatical they [...]

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Royal Patron for NYJO!

April 8, 2015 by Stephen  

NYJO is delighted to announce that His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO has agreed to become its Royal Patron.  His Royal Highness and NYJO first met at the end of 2014 when NYJO performed at a charity engagement hosted by The Earl at Buckingham Palace in support of The Duke of Edinburgh’s [...]

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Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony 2015 – Call for UK Participants

March 17, 2015 by Stephen  

The Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony California, 1-8 August 2015 Call for UK Participants The internationally-renowned Brubeck Institute is looking for three young (16-19 year old) British jazz musicians to join its 2015 Summer Colony in Stockton, California. This follows the successful British participation in the 2014 Colony, when Alexander Bone (BBC Young Jazz Musician [...]

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NYJO wins Parliamentary Jazz Education Award 2015

March 11, 2015 by Stephen  

Some fresh and exciting news!  At a ceremony last night at the House of Commons, NYJO was announced as winner of the Jazz Education Award at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2015. Hosted by broadcaster Moira Stuart, the awards are organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) and are Britain’s premier awards in [...]

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NYJO at The Spice of Life, Soho – Thursday 12 March

February 27, 2015 by Stephen  

NYJO’s next London gig will be at the iconic Spice of Life in Soho on Thursday 12 March and will feature classic big band fare interposed with new charts from band members and the hottest composers on the scene! Doors open 6pm with music from 8pm. Tickets are £10 on the day or £8 in [...]

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Sebastiaan de Krom is the new MD of the NYJO Academy Big Band

February 26, 2015 by Steve  

Renowned drummer Sebastiaan de Krom has recently been appointed Music Director of the NYJO Academy Big Band, replacing Paul Eshelby, who retired at the end of last year. Seb was brought up in Holland and later Belgium, moving to Boston in the USA when he was awarded a scholarship to study at the Berklee College [...]

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