Daily Archives: 25/05/2012

Riley Stone-Lonergan

Riley was born in London but he grew up in County Galway in Ireland. He began playing classical music on clarinet and piano at a young age but only realised his vocation when he picked up the tenor saxophone at the age of fifteen and discovered jazz.

Chris Valentine – Trombone

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 .

Jim Gold

In addition to playing in NYJO, Jim works with alumnus Callum Au’s Big Band as well as the organ quintet Organism.

Anna Drysdale

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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