Pianist and Hackney native, Deschanel Gordon, wins the BBC Young Jazz Musician competition for 2020 in collaboration with the EFG London Jazz Festival.
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Three nations. Three jazz bands. Three incredible performances!
In the midst of Lockdown #2 we’ve checked in with different members of NYJO staff to find out what tracks have been keeping them going.
Shortly after his 80th birthday, we celebrate the work of the celestial sax legend, Pharoah Sanders.
With Lockdown II being enforced all over the UK, we wanted to try and lift your spirits with 10 of our favourite live jazz performances right now!
Join us in congratulation the five finalists for this years BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020!
Amidst the 2020 US General Election, we take a look at one of jazz’s most iconic, political concept-albums: Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite.
To close this year’s Black History Month, we wanted to highlight the Windrush Generation’s contribution to UK Jazz and pay homage to some of the musicians whose arrival and presence marked the dawn of a new, multicultural Britain.
In our final post for Black History Month 2020 we explore the range of black diaspora music in the UK from the 1960s on; including Joe Harriott, the Jazz Warriors and the Blue Notes.
In the first part of our final instalment for Black History Month 2020, we document the early pioneers of the 30s, the Windrush Generation and the importance of Notting Hill Carnival.