Alexandra Ridout receives “Best Newcomer” nomination for Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2020
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NYJO Alumn Luca Manning Earns Parliamentary Jazz Award Nomination for 2020
Saxophonist Dave O’Higgins is an very prolific musician, with 18 albums released to his name since 1993.
Reuben occupied a trumpet chair in NYJO from 2007/12 and was awarded the John Baker Memorial Prize for Brass in 2012.
Felix began playing with NYJO in 2007 when he was just 14, as a last-minute percussion dep for a gig in Cambridge – he subsequently occupied the percussion chair full-time from 2012/14.
Pete studied classical piano from the age of 11 and joined NYJO in 1973.
Geoff, the son of musical parents, started piano lessons aged 8 and, ten years later, in 1967, joined NYJO.
Dick joined the trumpet section of NYJO in 1967, playing for a two-year spell before enlisting in the Household Cavalry.