Thursday, February 23, 2017

Amy Winehouse

February 7, 2015 by  

Amy was once memorably quoted as saying that she began her career: “…singing jazz for old people in the back room of a pub in Rayners Lane”. The pub was the famous Rayners Hotel in Harrow – and the band she was singing with was NYJO.

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Annabel Williams

February 7, 2015 by  

Annabel was lead singer with NYJO from 1999 – 2005

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Atila Huseyin

February 13, 2015 by  

Atila began singing at the age of 15 with a local big band, Young Jazz, as a result of which, in February 2002, he was invited by Bill Ashton to work with NYJO

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Carol Kenyon

February 13, 2015 by  

Carol was taken on as the band’s first regular singer when she was just 14.

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David (Joe) Jackson

February 9, 2015 by  

In the mid-70s Joe won a scholarship to study Composition, Piano, and Percussion at London’s Royal Academy of Music. During his three years there he broadened his horizons further by working with a fringe theatre group, studying jazz with Sir John Dankworth and singing with NYJO

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Jacqui Hicks

February 9, 2015 by  

Jacqui studied saxophone & flute on the jazz course at Leeds College of Music and started singing during her three years there. She joined NYJO in 1992 as featured vocalist and spent the next four years touring and also recording with the band — including the vocal album Looking Forward, Looking Back.

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Jenny Howe

February 26, 2015 by  

Jenny joined NYJO as a vocalist in 1994 and featured on many of the band’s albums, including Cottoning On, In Control and A View From The Hill.

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Julia Fordham

February 13, 2015 by  

Julia was a NYJO vocalist in the mid-1970s

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Kai Hoffman

February 13, 2015 by  

Originally from Boston, U.S.A., after moving to London Kai joined NYJO as its French horn player.

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Kwabena Adjepong

June 9, 2010 by  

Kwabena was the lead singer of NYJO for three years.

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