Thursday, February 23, 2017

Alan Wakeman

February 26, 2015 by  

Alan joined the pre-cursor to NYJO – the London Youth Jazz Orchestra – after being heard playing in a club with his cousin Rick by one of LYJO’s co-founders, Pat Evans.

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Allison Neale

February 7, 2015 by  

Alison played alto and flute with NYJO in 1996/7.

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Andy Panayi

February 26, 2015 by  

Andy played saxophone in NYJO during the late 80s/early 90s before embarking on a professional music career.

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Chris Biscoe

February 9, 2015 by  

Chris played with NYJO from 1970-73

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Chris Hunter

February 26, 2015 by  

Chris had a three-year stint in NYJO during the mid-70s, subsequently receiving an invitation from Gil Evans to move to the States to join his legendary Monday Night Orchestra.

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Claire McInerney

March 10, 2010 by  

Claire is a young established musician and a graduate of Trinity College of Music. Based in London, Claire plays all the saxophones, flutes and clarinets, working in television, studio, West End shows, Big Bands, symphony orchestras and jazz arenas.

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Dave Bishop

February 26, 2015 by  

Dave took a saxophone chair at NYJO when he was 13, staying for 11 years during the late 70s/early 80s and featuring on several of the band’s early albums

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Dave O’Higgins

October 21, 2016 by  

Saxophonist Dave O’Higgins is an very prolific musician, with 18 albums released to his name since 1993.

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David Healey

February 6, 2015 by  

David is a jazz saxophonist based in London and he currently occupies the NYJO Tenor 1 chair. He grew up in Newark (Nottinghamshire) and after playing jazz regularly throughout his youth joined NYJO when he went to London for university. Since then he has performed at venues including Ronnie Scott’s, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Buckingham […]

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Derek Nash

February 9, 2015 by  

Derek, the son of Pat Nash – who was a respected arranger for the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra for over thirty-five years – joined NYJO in the early 80s

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