Thursday, March 5, 2015

NYJO Nonet


The NYJO Nonet is made up of past and present members of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra under the age of 25. Led by tenor saxophonist Tom Stone, the Nonet is a showcase for some of the most talented young jazz musicians working in the UK, all of whom have progressed through the NYJO family.

With a focus on small-group improvisation, it plays compositions and arrangements by current and ex-members of NYJO and has established a reputation for performing with consummate skill, inspired soloists and wonderful ‘cool-school’ arrangements.

To celebrate NYJO’s 50th Anniversary, the Nonet is presenting an entirely new series of gigs, featuring the music of the great legends of jazz, at the Bulls Head during 2015 .

On 25 January Charlie Parker will be in the spotlight. The MD, Tom Stone, says “with brand new arrangements of classic heads and fiendish transcriptions of Parker’s famed solos, this gig promises to be a cracker”. Parker’s interpretation of some of the greatest jazz standards will also be featured. Later in the year the Nonet will be turning the spotlight on jazz legends Count Basie, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Duke Ellington.

On 15 March the Nonet has been invited to appear in the Barnes Music Festival for the third time to celebrate the 800 anniversary of the Magna Carta (music and freedom).

Tenor/MD: Tom Stone.

Baritone: Simon Marsh. Alto: Lucas Dodd.

Trombone: Callum Au. Trumpet: Reuben Fowler

Drums: Scott Chapman. Bass: Conor Chaplin. Piano: Chris Eldred. Guitar: Rob Luft.

Vocals: Jess Radcliffe

For further information and to book the NYJO Nonet please contact the NYJO office on 020 7494 1733 or email stephen@nyjo.org.uk