Donations from the Friends of NYJO help directly with the orchestra’s mission to promote and develop the next generation of exceptional jazz musicians and to take the jazz message to audiences and young people throughout the country. Help us if you can: there are many ways in which you can become involved.



£2.50 per month or £30 per year

Regular e-newsletters and invitation to annual Open Day



£5 per month or £60 per year

As Friend plus Artistic Director’s annual programme and invitations to rehearsals



£10 per month or £120 per year

As Bronze plus name credited on the website and a free copy of the latest CD



£25 per month or £300 per year

As Silver plus acknowledgement in special programmes and an invitation to the annual Chairman’s Reception


To support our work today, please use the donation box on this page to give a one-off annual amount or to set up a monthly donation. Alternatively, you can get in touch with if you would like to be sent a Friends leaflet.


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NYJO is extremely grateful to the following Friends who support its work nurturing the next generation of UK jazz musicians:



Mike Armitage

Catherine Condron

Roddy Gamble

Ronnie and Ann Goldstein

Dr Anna Gregor CBE

Elizabeth Hayley

Susan Horsewood-Lee

Martin Hunt

Daphne and Ken Lousvet

Marla Madison

Tony Male CMG

B & A Peters

Jane Richardson

Ted Rockley

Michael Simmons

Lord Iain Vallance

John Williamson



Chris Ansell

Jonathan Arendt

Nick Booth

Lady Tessa Brewer

Sir Anthony Cleaver

Michael Cohen

Peter Done

Leslie East OBE

Chris Evans

Louise Fallow

Clive Golanski

Sir Nicholas and Lady Goodison

Penrose Halson

David Hart

Michael Houdret

Alun Hughes

Martin Hummel

Saffron Insurance

Nicholas Kent

Tony & Janet Kohn

Michael Langley

Patricia Langley

John Lee

David Logan

Ean Mackellar

Mervyn Miller

Paul Nicholson

John Norton

John & Joan Pitchers

Simon Quinn

David Rose

Roger Press

Professor David Rueda

Peter Scott

Adrian Sellars

Michael Shelton

Roger Sirrett

Peter Smith

Nilesh Soneji

Dr Gabrielle Stanley

Alan Ward

Llewellyn Watkins

Jim and Sheila Wright



We would like to thank the following, and their families, for choosing to remember NYJO at this difficult time. You will be greatly missed.


Jon Hiseman

Chris de Saram

Anthony Watts

Reginald Handley