Category Archives: Perc/Vibes

Felix Higginbottom

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.

Frank Ricotti

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…

James Larter

James started playing percussion at the age of 11 at the Royal College Junior Department and has played with county ensembles such as the Northamptonshire Youth Concert Band and Zingaresque: a world music group.

Lauren Derwent

Lauren is a prolific song writer, vocalist, pianist and percussionist and held the vocal and percussion chair with NYJO from 2003 to 2005.