Category Archives: Music Directors/ Bandleaders
Sebastiaan was appointed MD of the NYJO Academy Big Band in February 2015
Phil, who until 2014 played lead alto for NYJO, is now one of Musical Directors at NYJO, running the weekly rehearsals for the organisation’s improvisation ensemble NYJO London.
Jessica has been NYJO’s vocalist and vocal coach since 2008.
Gemma is a trumpet player and music educator. Hailing from Lincoln, she was inspired to start learning the trumpet as a child after seeing NYJO perform.
Mark Armstrong is Jazz Professor at the Royal College of Music in London and works as a moderator, trainer and examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. He was re-appointed as the Artistic and Music Director for NYJO in 2012
Paul was the Music Director of the NYJO Academy Big Band (previously NYJO2) for many years, until retiring the end of 2014.
Steve is currently Head Of Brass & Music Technology at Christ’s Hospital School just outside Horsham in Sussex and mentors the NYJO Academy Big Band. He has been Assistant Music Director since 2002
Currently Music Director of the NYJO Nonet, Tom is a saxophone and woodwind player who has composed and arranged many charts for NYJO.