Sunday, October 26, 2014

Ex-NYJO altoist charts in US and plays Pizza Express Dean St

May 22, 2014 by Sean  

To his surprise, ex-NYJO lead alto saxophonist Ed Barker’s debut album has charted in the U.S. This week, Ed’s hit single When You Smile, was played 1499 times around the US on 45 stations and reached number 15 on the AC Main Top40 Chart. The song, featuring the BBC Strictly Come Dancing singer, Lance Ellington, [...]

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NYJO and BBC Young Musician Jazz Award

May 21, 2014 by Stephen  

On Friday 23 May the BBC screened a programme of the very first BBC Young Musician Jazz Award. Hosted by our good friend Soweto Kinch, the programme showcased the hugely talented young jazzers who made it to the final round, held in March this year in Cardiff. The programme included some footgage of NYJO’s recent [...]

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NYJO to perform at Eddie Harvey Arrangers Awards & Call for Submissions.

May 19, 2014 by Sean  

Following their participation in last year’s moving tribute to Eddie Harvey, one of the UK’s most respected jazz arrangers and educators, NYJO will appear as the ‘house’ big band at this year’s Eddie Harvey Jazz Arranger Award event at the Polish Jazz Café in Hammersmith on November 6th. The awards are intended to perpetuate the [...]

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NYJO London launch Jam Session at Ray’s Jazz

May 19, 2014 by Sean  

NYJO London are to host a monthly jam session for aspiring young players, led by a professional rhythm section, at Ray’s Jazz record and book shop in Foyle’s Charing Cross Road. The first session will take place on June 22nd from 12-3pm with subsequent monthly sessions running from 1-4pm. Long before academic institutions and the [...]

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Some words from Parliamentary Jazz Award ‘Best Newcomer’ 2014 Phil Meadows

May 16, 2014 by Stephen  

Following Tuesday night’s award ceremony at the Palace of Westminster, NYJO London MD (& former NYJO lead alto sax) Phil Meadows wrote to us with a few words about his Parliamentary Jazz Award for Best Newcomer. ‘It came as such a surprise to be awarded ‘Jazz Newcomer of the Year’. I was up against two [...]

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NYJO London MD Phil Meadows wins Best Newcomer Award at Parliamentary Jazz Awards

May 14, 2014 by Stephen  

NYJO is very pleased to offer huge congratulations to NYJO London MD (and former NYJO lead alto sax) Phil Meadows who won the ‘Best Newcomer Award’ at the 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Awards on 13 May. For more information about Phil and details of his current album see: http://www.philmeadowsmusic.co.uk www.nyjo.org.uk www.facebook.com/nyjo.jazz @NYJOuk

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Rob Luft and Emma Smith lead a NYJO Quartet at classy dinner venue The Hoste

May 12, 2014 by Sean  

Join The Hoste for a Summer Celebration of Wonderful Food and Swinging Jazz An evening of luxurious dining and live world class jazz awaits guests at The Hoste in Burnham Market this summer as The Hoste of Jazz returns from 6:30pm between 19th June and 6th July 2014. Following last year’s success and described by [...]

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NYJO Alumni sits in with Snarky Puppy

May 12, 2014 by Sean  

Ex-NYJO percussionist Felix Higginbotham sat in with current hot-stuff ’Snarky Puppy’ - a very hip young outfit from the U.S. - recently and got a nice mention in the Guardian. www.theguardian.com/music/2014/may/08/snarky-puppy-scala-london-review

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No NYJO Academy or NYJO rehearsal on Saturday 19th April

March 25, 2014 by Sean  

Just a reminder that there will be no activity on the 19th April due to it being Easter Saturday.

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BBC Young Musician Jazz Award won by saxophonist Alexander Bone

March 12, 2014 by Stephen  

Saxophonist and NYJO attendee Alexander Bone (17) has won the very first BBC Young Musician Jazz Award. The final was held on Saturday 8 March at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with five finalists performing  a set each with the Gwilym Simcock Trio. Hosted by Soweto Kinch, the judging panel were Django [...]

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