Monday, July 28, 2014

NYJO Academy Big Band players invited to Masterclass with Chuck Findley

February 4, 2014 by Sean  

Chuck Findley is a legend. One of the greatest lead and studio trumpet players of all time and a wonderful jazz soloist to boot. On March 1st, he will lead a masterclass, along with the RAF ‘Squadronaires’ Big Band. Our Academy Big Band, under the tutelage of one of the UK’s most respected trumpet players [...]

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NYJO Nonet play Jazz In The Round

January 14, 2014 by Sean  

NYJO Nonet, directed by Tom Stone will play Jazz In The Round, hosted by Jez Nelson of BBC Jazz on 3 on Monday 27th January. The monthly event, co-founded by NYJO’s Sean Corby is an eclectic evening featuring 3 different bands and presented by Jez. The Nonet will open the show, followed by leading improviser [...]

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NYJO’s Mark Armstrong & Nadim Teimoori play tribute to Stan Tracey

January 7, 2014 by Sean  

Stan Tracey, a titan of Jazz in Britain, passed away on December 6th 2013 following a battle with cancer. His Humanist Funeral on December 18th was attended by many of his fellow Jazz musicians, including old friends from his 70 year career as a professional musician, his long-time trumpet player and NYJO Music Director Mark [...]

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NYJO Academy Resumes 11th January

January 2, 2014 by Sean  

Happy New Year! NYJO Academy resumes weekly rehearsals on the 11th January at LCCM THERE WILL BE NO NYJO or NYJO ACADEMY ACTIVITY ON 15th FEBRUARY DUE TO THERE BEING AN LCCM OPEN DAY

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NYJO Nonet celebrate Miles Davis

December 13, 2013 by Sean  

NYJO’s celebrated small group will play a programme of specially arranged music in tribute to Miles Davis, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th Century at The Bulls head Barnes on 26th January.

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December 10, 2013 by Sean  

NYJO FREE IMPROVISATION PERFORMANCE 3pm,14th December 2013, London Centre of Contemporary Music Members of NYJO and Urs Leimgruber present a performance of free improvisation. Following workshops with Swiss composer and saxophone player Urs Leimgruber, NYJO players and Urs present a performance of free improvisation. Urs Leimgruber works throughout Europe and in London, working with groups [...]

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Trevor James Saxophones arrive…

December 10, 2013 by Stephen  

We reported recently on the fantastic new partnership between NYJO and Trevor James Instruments who are supporting the NYJO Academy with £30,000 of award-winning saxes and flutes. We’re now pleased to announce that the new instruments have arrived safely and the first young musicians have begun to use them. They are beautifully engraved with National [...]

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NYJO saxophonist Phil Meadows wins Peter Whittingham Jazz Award 2013

December 9, 2013 by Stephen  

We are fantastically pleased to let our supporters know that NYJO lead alto sax Phil Meadows has been awarded the ‘Peter Whittingham Jazz Award 2013’. Probably the UK’s most prestigious award for jazz, previous recipients include former NYJO trumpeter Reuben Fowler in 2012 and saxophonist Soweto Kinch (who guested with the band during London Jazz [...]

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Reminder: No Academy Rehearsal 9th November and final session of 2013 will be 21st December

November 7, 2013 by Sean  

A reminder that there will be no Academy rehearsals this Saturday 9th November due to there being an Open day at LCCM. Activities will resume on the 16th November and Academy Jazz Ensemble students will be performing in the foyer at the Rose Theatre prior to NYJO’s London Jazz Festival performance that evening. NYJO London, [...]

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NYJO and Trevor James Saxes Announce New Educational Partnership

November 1, 2013 by Stephen  

The National Youth Orchestra, for so long the breeding ground for the cream of young British jazz artists, and Trevor James instruments, a British leader in the design and manufacture of saxophones and flutes, announced today that they have entered into a unique collaboration to support the vibrant and energetic NYJO Academy with £30,000 of [...]

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