Thursday, December 18, 2014

SKY ARTS TV – COOL YULE

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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NYJO & BuJazzO in Leeds & London, November 2014

November 24, 2014 by Stephen  

After a wonderful tour to Germany in September, last week saw our German friends, BuJazzO, visit the UK for the return leg of our project ‘Freedom & Friendship: A Century of Jazz’. The visit included concerts at Leeds College of Music and the EFG London Jazz Festival as well as big band workshops at the [...]

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NYJO Academy player Sam Barnett is first Trevor James ‘Young Artist’

November 13, 2014 by Stephen  

NYJO Academy player Sam Barnett becomes the very first ‘Trevor James Young Artist’. This is fantastic news for Sam who plays with both NYJO London and the NYJO Academy Big Band. Trevor James Saxophones is one of NYJO’s education partners following the donation of a range of saxophones and flutes for the NYJO Academy in [...]

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NYJO Auditions 2015

November 6, 2014 by Stephen  

NYJO is recruiting new members for 2015 The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) is very pleased to announce that it is recruiting for members for 2015. For the fourth year running, NYJO is inviting young musicians under the age of 25 with experience of playing big band jazz to apply for a chair in the band. Auditions will [...]

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