Thursday, February 23, 2017

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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Ed Parr – Trombone

February 7, 2017 by  

A recent graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (Studying with teachers including Scott Stroman, Malcolm Edmonstone and Martin Hathaway) Ed now works full time as a trombonist based in London. He plays with ensembles such as the London City Big Band, London Jazz Orchestra and James Brady’s Voyagers, in venues including Ronnie Scott’s, the Vortex […]

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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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James Davison – Trumpet

May 4, 2016 by  

James Davison studied Classical Trumpet at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and is currently studying for a Masters in Jazz Performance at The Royal Academy of Music, kindly supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. Alongside his studies, James regularly performs with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Concert Orchestra, the Syd Lawrence […]

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James Hudson – Vocals

May 4, 2016 by  

James is originally from the East Riding of Yorkshire where he attended the Northern Academy of Performing Arts and Northern Theatre Company, training in Musical Theatre and Acting. James was awarded the ‘Vocal Music Scholarship’ from the University of Warwick, graduating in 2014. Here he featured as the lead vocalist for the University of Warwick Big […]

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James Maund – Bass Trombone

May 4, 2016 by  

James began his music career in his home town in Wigan where he became a member of the Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra (WYJO) under the Director Ian Darrington. He was also a member of Wigan Youth Brass Band and Wigan Youth Orchestra. WYJO, and the Wigan International Jazz Festival, gave James the opportunity to work […]

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