Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Highnotes magazine front cover feature for NYJO

May 4, 2016 by  

NYJO’s Executive Chair Nigel Tully features in the summer 2016 issue of Highnotes magazine, with a piece about why improvisation is an essential skill for musicians. ‘I believe improvisation is one of the most important techniques available to the creative musician, and that hearing good improvised music is one of the most rewarding experiences for the […]

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NYJO receives new support from EMI Music Sound Foundation

April 26, 2016 by  

NYJO today announced new support from EMI Music Sound Foundation. The Foundation’s grant of £5,000 will help underpin NYJO’s work with the next generation of leading British jazz musicians and the orchestra’s nationally significant education programme. Nigel Tully, Executive Chair of NYJO said: “This is very good news for NYJO, and recognition of the vital […]

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NYJO broadcast on BBC Radio 2

April 20, 2016 by  

Listen again to NYJO and the National Youth Chamber Choir‘s special BBC Radio 2 broadcast of The Play’s The Thing, a collaborative celebration of Shakespeare in his 400th anniversary year. For this edition of Friday Night is Music Night the two ensembles joined with the BBC Concert Orchestra for a varied programme of music inspired […]

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Allen Vizzutti visits NYJO Academy

March 22, 2016 by  

This weekend we were lucky enough to be joined by trumpet master, Allen Vizzutti, thanks to Yamaha UK and Phil Parker Brass.  He spent the morning working with NYJO and the Academy Big Band and Jazz Ensemble, dispensing words of wisdom and sitting in with the groups before hosting a masterclass for young trumpeters in […]

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NYJO FIFTY press round-up

February 26, 2016 by  

It’s just over three months since NYJO released its celebratory fiftieth anniversary double album, NYJO FIFTY. The album has been receiving great press and airplay over these three months. We thought you might like to see some of it! NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA NYJO FIFTY released 15 November 2015 Artistic & Music Director, Mark Armstrong […]

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Jazz stars of today meet jazz stars of tomorrow – NYJO & Jazz at Lincoln Center

February 26, 2016 by  

As part of our partnership with Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning and Jazz at Lincoln Center we’ve been privileged to host musicians from Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra recently who gave workshops for NYJO as well as all NYJO Academy ensembles at our Southwark home. This work culminated in a concert at London’s Barbican Centre on […]

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NYJO & National Youth Chamber Choir in Shakespeare 400 Tour

February 12, 2016 by  

Today we’re delighted to announce that NYJO and The National Youth Chamber Choir  have united to pay tribute to Shakespeare in his 400th anniversary year with a joint national concert tour. Entitled The Play’s The Thing, the programme features a diverse range of jazz, choral, and collaborative music inspired by Shakespeare’s plays and poetry, including […]

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NYJO and Worshipful Company of Musicians announce new Partnership

December 21, 2015 by  

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) and the Worshipful Company of Musicians today announce a new partnership to support talented young jazz musicians at the start of their professional careers. The Musicians’ Company will sponsor NYJO’s flagship performing orchestra with an award of £3000 per year for three years enabling the continued development of excellent […]

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Dr Cindy Sughrue OBE to join NYJO Board

December 9, 2015 by  

Cindy Sughrue to join National Youth Jazz Orchestra Board The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) is delighted to announce that Dr Cindy Sughrue OBE is to join the organisation’s board. Currently Director of the Charles Dickens Museum and former Chief Executive and Executive Producer of Scottish Ballet, she brings with her a wealth of experience […]

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NYJO 2016 auditions

October 20, 2015 by  

NYJO is recruiting new members for 2016 The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) is very pleased to announce that it is recruiting for members for 2016. 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 chair […]

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