Saturday, January 31, 2015

Honorary Vice Presidents

January 29, 2015 by Steve  

NYJO’s Honorary Vice-Presidents represent the wide-ranging scope of the organisation, in terms of its cultural and educational reach and social impact.

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Orphy Robinson

January 29, 2015 by Steve  

Orphy is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and acclaimed soloist with a wide range of experience in music education for young people.

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Gemma Buckenham – NYJO Jazz Ensemble MD

June 13, 2013 by Stephen  

Gemma is a trumpet player and music educator. Hailing from Lincoln, she was inspired to start learning the trumpet as a child after seeing NYJO perform.

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Simon Oldham: Sound Engineer

August 13, 2012 by Stephen  

Simon completed a National Diploma in Music Technology at Gloucestershire College with distinction some years ago, moved to London and after months of work experience began freelancing as a sound engineer. Simon was introduced to NYJO and has been mixing the band since late 2009. He also works as an engineer in several music venues [...]

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Tim Bray: Sound Engineer

August 13, 2012 by Stephen  

Tim completed an HND in Music Production at Newcastle college before moving to London in 2000. Soon after he began working for NYJO and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, both of whom he still works for on a regular basis. He has also gone on to work with many varied bands as Front of House Engineer [...]

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Theuns van Dyk: Sound Engineer

August 7, 2012 by Stephen  

Theuns van Dyk started sound engineering in a church in South Africa at the age of sixteen.  In 2003 he moved to London and studied for a Foundation Degree in Music Technology at City of Westminster College. He first received the opportunity to do work experience with NYJO in December 2007.  In May 2008 he [...]

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Stephen Chamberlain: Partnerships & Development Manager

August 6, 2012 by Stephen  

Stephen runs NYJO’s ‘Becoming Truly National’ project, helping to build better partnerships with conservatoires and regional youth jazz orchestras and working with the board on fundraising and other matters.

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Tim Garland

August 5, 2012 by Steve  

Tim Garland was brought up in Canterbury and studied Composition and Saxophone at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London. He is now in demand for his work as a composer, arranger and saxophone player, and is one of the few UK jazz musicians to have forged a presence in the USA.

He is currently Research Fellow in New Music at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

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Mark Armstrong

August 3, 2012 by admin  

Mark Armstrong is Jazz Professor at the Royal College of Music in London and works as a moderator, trainer and examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. He was re-appointed as the Artistic and Music Director for NYJO in 2012

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Bill Ashton OBE

June 15, 2010 by Steve  

Bill became Life President of NYJO in 2009 and continues as Founding Musical Director of NYJO. He was awarded the OBE for Services to Music in 2010.

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