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NYJO launch new residency at ‘The Spice’

October 21, 2014 by Sean  

NYJO launch a new monthly residency on Thursday 23rd October at The Spice of Life in Cambridge Circus, Central London. Jazz at the venue is programmed by Paul Pace of Ronnie Scott’s and the gig will be a welcome addition to our current performance programme. Admission is £10 and the band play at 8pm

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Shane Forbes leads NYJO London Jazz Jam at Ray’s

October 7, 2014 by Sean  

This Sunday, October 11th, the NYJO London Jazz Jam returns! It’s our fourth instalment of the monthly jam session where young musicians get the opportunity to meet, listen to and play with some of the finest jazz musicians in the country. October’s event is no exception with the MOBO award winning drummer Shane Forbes bringing [...]

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NYJO in Germany – tour diary

September 19, 2014 by Stephen  

NYJO’s Tour to Germany, 8-14 September 2014 Last week NYJO visited Germany for a special collaboration with our German equivalent BuJazzO. Here NYJO Artistic & Music Director Mark Armstrong shares his thoughts on the tour. The “home leg” includes concerts in Leeds and London on 17 & 19 November. Details below. 8th September The midnight [...]

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NYJO inspires Welsh school children at Black Mountain Jazz Festival

September 17, 2014 by Stephen  

NYJO’s Learning & Participation Manager, Beci Jamieson, visited Abergavenny last month to see the NYJO team in action delivering education work with Welsh school children as part of the Black Mountain Jazz Festival. Beci writes about the three days: “It was great to accompany Pete Letanka, one of our NYJO Education Faculty, for three days [...]

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NYJO Nonet at the 606 Club

September 17, 2014 by Stephen  

On Thursday 18th September the NYJO Nonet will be appearing at London’s 606 Club in a special night curated by NYJO’s Honorary Vice President Sebastian Coe. NYJO Nonet MD Tom Stone and Seb have given a great interview to the club which you can read here along with info on bookings. As Seb says, Jazz [...]

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NYJO & BuJazzO: Freedom & Friendship – A 100 Years of Jazz

September 8, 2014 by Stephen  

Yesterday NYJO hit the road to head to Germany for the first leg of a unique project with our German counterparts the Federal Youth Jazz Orchestra of Germany (BuJazzO). This will see 50 of the most talented young jazz musicians in Europe coming together to celebrate 100 years of jazz history, also marking the centenary [...]

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NYJO Nonet at the 606

September 4, 2014 by Sean  

Aficionados affectionately refer to it as ‘the 6’. Music students undergo the initiation of going to hear their tutors burn there, and then trek home bleary eyed on the night bus. Rock stars like hanging their pictures on the wall. Diners love the chocolate pud and everyone digs the mural. The 606 Club in Chelsea [...]

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NYJO alumni at the BBC Proms

August 19, 2014 by Stephen  

Two years on from NYJO’s storming performance at the BBC Proms, this season’s series of concerts included a plethora of ex-NYJO members. The Prom on 8 August looked back to the swing era of the 1930s and 1940s with James Pearson and Grant Windsor recreating the two great bands of Count Basie and Duke Ellington. [...]

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Simon Purcell leads this month’s Jazz Jam at Ray’s Jazz

July 29, 2014 by Sean  

Following on from the recent launch of NYJO London’s monthly jazz jam at Ray’s Jazz in Charing Cross Road, we look forward to another energy-infused session on the 3rd August. Each session is directed by award winning young saxophonist/composer and NYJO London MD Phil Meadows, and features a professional rhythm section comprised of established and [...]

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“Jazz is not just for us older swingers” says NYJO’s Vice President Seb Coe

July 28, 2014 by Stephen  

In an article for yesterday’s Daily Telegraph Olympic track hero, London 2012 supremo, jazz lover and (most importantly!) NYJO’s Honorary Vice President Seb Coe explains why “jazz is not just for us older swingers” and why many of today’s most creative musicians are veering towards jazz. With a little note on recent NYJO success too… [...]

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