Category Archives: NYJO Management


Steve Harris

A member of NYJO’s Advisory Board, Steve has been responsible for formulating NYJO’s communications strategy, overseeing the initial development of the website.

His involvement with NYJO came about through his co-promotion – along with NYJO alumnus Jay Craig – Jazz @ The Manor in Ruislip. Now relocated to The Gunnersbury in Chiswick, this is London’s only regular Sunday lunchtime showcase for some of the biggest and best names in British Big Band Jazz where, for many years, NYJO had a monthly residency…

Veronica Dowdeswell

Veronica has been a NYJO board member since 2008 and has three children who are members of NYJO. She is a specialist music teacher and trained as a secondary school classroom and instrumental teacher at Sudbury Primary School, Wembley.

Tony Taylor

Tony is a Chartered Surveyor, who retired as a partner in the firm of Donaldsons in 1989. He specialised as a consultant in town and shopping centre development throughout the UK including the Brent Cross shopping centre and the regeneration of the Covent Garden Market.

Simon Purcell

Simon Purcell, jazz musician and educator, best known as Head of Jazz at Trinity College of Music and member of the Pop and Jazz Steering Group for the Association of European Conservatoires.