Category Archives: Reeds

Dave O'Higgins

Saxophonist Dave O’Higgins is an very prolific musician, with 18 albums released to his name since 1993.

Andy Panayi

Andy played saxophone in NYJO during the late 80s/early 90s before embarking on a professional music career.

Simon Allen

Simon occupied a saxophone chair in NYJO from 1999/2003, later becoming a winner in the Daily Telegraph Young Jazz competition and a finalist in Young Jazz Musician of the Year.

Tommy Laurence

Tommy occupied the alto sax chair in NYJO from 2002/09, since when he has become a much in-demand music arranger and orchestrator.

Chris Hunter

Chris had a three-year stint in NYJO during the mid-70s, subsequently receiving an invitation from Gil Evans to move to the States to join his legendary Monday Night Orchestra.

Maurice Cambridge

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.

Dave Bishop

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 Wakeman

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.

Ed Barker

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…

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