Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Anna Drysdale – Horn

May 25, 2012 by  

A native Londoner, Anna studied at RCM with Sue Dent and John Ryan. She also studied improvisation with Jim Rattigan, supported by the Peter Hinkley Trust.

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Chris Valentine – Trombone

May 25, 2012 by  

Chris studied for a performance degree in the trombone at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and has been attending NYJO rehearsals since August 2006 – he came into the main band through the ranks of NYJO2 .

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Clara Serra-Lopez – Vocals

May 4, 2016 by  

Based in London, Clara Serra moved from Spain to pursue her singing career after successfully gaining a place on the jazz course at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2012.  Born to a musical family, she started her journey on classical violin at the age of four, performing from a young age as […]

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David Dyson – Drums

February 6, 2015 by  

Besides directing his own group, Jackal, David has performed with Grammy Award-winning American jazz singer Gregory Porter, MOBO Winner Zara McFarlane, is a member of Martin Speake’s & Hans Koller’s Thelonious Monk Project and has performed with a number of household names in the U.K.’s best venues including Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Buckingham […]

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David Healey – Tenor Saxophone

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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Ellie Bignall – Vocals

May 4, 2016 by  

Ellie is a London-based Jazz singer who performs a variety of styles of music.  She has been trained in and influenced by many genres including jazz, soul, gospel, and classical. Her style of singing is very reminiscent of the forties and fifties; often likened to singers such as Anita O’Day, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vuaghan, Ellie […]

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Freddie Benedict – Vocals

May 4, 2016 by  

Freddie’s voice has brought him a wealth of opportunities. He’s recorded ADR for Spectre, The Tunnel and My Mad Fat Diary, acted in The Alltogether with Martin Freeman, played Danny in Grease and Sky in Guys and Dolls. He’s revoiced lead cartoon roles in Azur and Asmar and Planet 51. As a choral scholar at […]

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Harry Evans – Trumpet

May 4, 2016 by  

Harry studies trumpet at the Trinity Laban Conservative of Music and Dance, where he is taught by Chris Batchelor. He grew up in rural Norfolk where he took part in all the local music scene had to offer, including playing in the band of now-NYJO guitar chair Nick Fitch. Harry has performed at major london […]

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Jack Tustin – Bass

September 9, 2016 by  

Jack discovered jazz at the relatively late age of 16 – at Nick Weldon’s shoe factory in Rushden (Jazz School UK). After an intense voyage of discovery he now finds himself at the Guildhall School of Music

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Jake Labazzi – Trumpet

February 6, 2015 by  

Information about Jake will be available soon…

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