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Three Nations Under One Groove

October 28, 2016 by  

In September NYJO was involved in a ground-breaking collaboration with its German and Dutch counterparts – BuJazzO and NJJO. Performing in Heek, Dusseldorf and Dortmund, the three bands finished off their tour of Europe with a storming performance at Amsterdam’s Bimhuis. These performances were preceded by four days of intensive rehearsals to learn new repertoire, […]

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NYJO starts recruiting for 2017

October 5, 2016 by  

We are excited to announce that the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) has started recruiting new band members for 2017. 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 position in the band. Auditions are […]

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Jazz up your Shakespeare! ​

October 5, 2016 by  

Duke Orsino: If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. Twelfth Night Act 1, scene 1, 1–3 ​ In a 400th anniversary tribute to Shakespeare, this performance unites the best and brightest of Britain’s young choristers and jazz musicians. With […]

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NYJO at Ronnie Scott’s – 31 October

September 21, 2016 by  

Join NYJO at Ronnie Scott’s on the evening of Monday 31 October, for a thrilling night of big band jazz at the world’s most famous jazz club. ***CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS*** Under the direction of Mark Armstrong, NYJO will present a programme of classics from the big band canon, as well as brand new […]

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NYJO to Feature on Gordon Goodwin’s ‘Phat Tracks’

September 9, 2016 by  

NYJO will feature on Gordon Goodwin’s Phat Tracks radio show this weekend on KJAZZ 88.1 FM. The legendary founder and leader of Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band will be playing a track from NYJO’s latest  album between 8 – 10pm UK time on Saturday 10th September. Tune in here.

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NYJO Receives Major Grant from Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation

August 30, 2016 by  

NYJO today announced a major new partnership with the Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation. The Foundation will support NYJO across a number of different areas, focusing on the NYJO Academy Jazz Ensemble (NYJO’s junior training band, led by trumpeter Gemma Buckenham), the provision of bursaries for NYJO Academy attendees from disadvantaged backgrounds, and also sponsorship of […]

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NYJO Awarded Major Arts Council England Catalyst: Evolve Grant

July 27, 2016 by  

NYJO today announced it has been successful in an application for £150,000 from Arts Council England’s Catalyst: Evolve programme. This major award will support NYJO’s fundraising ambitions for the next three years, through a combination of enhanced organisational capacity and a matched giving scheme. Achieved at a crucial point in NYJO’s development, this grant reaffirms […]

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Make a Donation to Support NYJO’s European Tour

July 18, 2016 by  

NYJO is fundraising for a spectacular collaboration with the German and Dutch National Youth Jazz Orchestras. Click the ‘Donate’ button below to help support this project In 2014, NYJO and its German equivalent (BuJazzO) created a partnership project with joint rehearsals and concerts in both countries. Following the successes of the 2014 collaboration, the Dutch National Youth Jazz […]

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NYJO lights up Milan with Fabrizio Bosso

July 13, 2016 by  

NYJO gave a terrific performance at the UniCredit Pavilion in Milan on Tuesday evening, as the only jazz ensemble in an International Festival of Youth Orchestras. Joined by the acclaimed Italian trumpeter Fabrizio Bosso, NYJO played to an arena of 700 people, with hundreds more watching on screens outside.

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NYJO to Perform in Milan

July 7, 2016 by  

NYJO is delighted to be performing in Milan on 12 July, as part of an international festival of youth orchestras, at the UniCredit Pavilion. NYJO is the only jazz ensemble in the festival and will be joined by the fantastic Italian trumpeter Fabrizio Bosso (pictured below). Click here for more information about the festival.

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