Maurice studied clarinet, saxophone and flute at London’s Royal College of Music in the late 60s/early70s while occupying a saxophone chair with NYJO.
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Jenny joined NYJO as a vocalist in 1994 and featured on many of the band’s albums, including Cottoning On, In Control and A View From The Hill.
Dave took a saxophone chair at NYJO when he was 13, staying for 11 years during the late 70s/early 80s and featuring on several of the band’s early albums
Alan joined the pre-cursor to NYJO – the London Youth Jazz Orchestra – after being heard playing in a club with his cousin Rick by one of LYJO’s co-founders, Pat Evans.
Les was one of the earliest occupants of NYJO’s drum chair in the late 1960s
Ed, who played lead alto in NYJO from 2006/10, has written and published a book with legendary saxophonist and NYJO alumnus Nigel Hitchcock, called The Solos of Nigel Hitchcock. He has also had a No 1 hit in the US…
Lance’s first foray into music was as a trombone-playing member of NYJO, aged 14, which is where he also embarked on his vocal career.
Frank has a special place in the NYJO pantheon, being the inspiration for Bill Ashton to embark on his London Schools (later Youth) Jazz Orchestra project – which eventually became NYJO…
Dave played keyboards with NYJO in the late 80s/early 90s
Mark joined NYJO in 1985 and has written many of the charts in the NYJO pad.