Thursday, February 23, 2017

Bobby Worth

February 9, 2015 by  

Bobby has the distinction of being NYJO’s first drummer, assuming the chair in 1965.

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Chris Dagley

February 9, 2015 by  

Chris joined NYJO in 1986 at the age of 15, driving the band with the confidence and precision of a seasoned pro.

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Darren Altman

February 13, 2015 by  

Darren occupied the drum chair in NYJO from 1996 to 2005

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Darren Williams

February 13, 2015 by  

Darren attended NYJO rehearsals and went on to occupy the drum chair from 1997 to 2003.

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James Maddren

February 13, 2015 by  

James is highly gifted drummer who has, in recent years, become the ‘first call’ drummer of choice for both the younger and more established generation of jazz musicians in the UK. He played drums with NYJO from 2005/7.

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Jim Hart

February 9, 2015 by  

Jim occupied the drum chair with NYJO from 2001 to 2004

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Les Cirkel

February 26, 2015 by  

Les was one of the earliest occupants of NYJO’s drum chair in the late 1960s

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Mike Bradley

February 13, 2015 by  

Mike played with NYJO in the early 90s

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Mike Smith

February 13, 2015 by  

Mike started attending NYJO rehearsals in the early 80s, when he was 13, and by 15 had become the band’s regular drummer.

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Pete Cater

February 9, 2015 by  

At 19 Pete, after some years with the Midlands Youth Jazz Orchestra, became by far the youngest member of the All Stars Big Band – an 18-piece ensemble of top players in his home city of Birmingham – which subsequently led to a period in the drum chair of NYJO.

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