NYJO Collab with Deal Music & Arts for Creative Jazz Weekend

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Kicking off Friday, 27 Nov Deal Music & Arts present their 'Creative Jazz Weekend' featuring members of the NYJO family!

Back in August a group of NYJO musicians, ambassadors and young educators travelled to the Kent coast to help create some brand-new online content for Deal Music & Arts Creative Jazz Weekend. This fantastic online event will commence tonight, running through to Sunday afternoon.

For the past four years, we have loved working with Deal Music & Arts as part of our Learning & Participation programme. In many cases DMA is the sole provider of arts learning to those is the surrounding area. It’s important to us that we find national partners that clearly care about keeping music alive in their local community, and with the DMA team we’ve done just that.

The event has been curated by Joe Browne, project leader of Deal Music & Arts Jazz Journey and NYJO Associate Educator. The event celebrates the launch of DMA hosting the NYJO Academy South East at Goodwin Academy from September 2021, which will offer young musicians of varying levels the opportunity to focus on all aspects of jazz.

NYJO Ambassadors will be on hand at 6.00pm on Saturday on a special live Webinar where they will answer questions about what it is like to be involved in a NYJO Academy as well as being a professional jazz musician.

NYJO Collab with Deal Music & Arts for Creative Jazz Weekend
Event curator Joe Browne (left) worked with NYJO Ambassadors: Arthur O’Hara (Bass) and Jas Kayser (Drums)

You can view the full schedule for this weekend below:


7.15pm   Joe Browne introduces the programme of online music activities.

7.30pm  Stories To Tell – Norma Winstone MBE talks about her life and work with Adam Sieff.


10.00am  In Conversation: Joe Browne talks with Paul Edlin.

11.00am  Getting inside Cedar Walton’s Bolivia.

11.30am  Tutorials on Cedar Walton’s Bolivia.

1.00pm  Kenneth Peers and Jamie Rogers at Canterbury Cathedral.

1.30pm  Tutorial on Juan Tizol/Duke Ellington’s Caravan.

2.30pm  Joe Browne introduces Duke Ellington’s and Juan Tizol’s Caravan.

3.00pm  NYJO Ambassadors Discuss Jazz.

3.30pm  Joe Browne introduces NYJO at The BBC Proms 2012.

6.00pm  Creative Jazz Weekend Webinar – live.

Click here for more information. The events will go live at the times shown.


10.30am  In Conversation: Christopher Cook talks with Peter Cook.

11.00am  Getting inside Dizzy Gillespie’s A Night in Tunisia.

11.30am  Tutorials on Dizzy Gillespie’s A Night in Tunisia.

12.00pm  Joe Browne introduces NYJO at The Proms 2000.

3.00pm  Joe Browne introduces Pat Metheny’s Song for Bilbao.

4.00pm  Joe Browne & NYJO Ambassadors concert at St George’s Church, Deal.

NYJO Collab with Deal Music & Arts for Creative Jazz Weekend
NYJO Ambassadors: Harry Evans (Trumpet), Daniel Higham (Trombone) and Charlie Bates (Keys)

Click here for more information. The events will go live at the times shown!

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