NYJO is very pleased to announce the appointment of trumpeter Gemma Buckenham as MD of the NYJO Jazz Ensemble to commence in July 2013. Hailing from Lincoln, Gemma was inspired to start learning the trumpet as a child after seeing NYJO perform. An experienced music educator, she has also worked as a trumpeter and arranger with many artists including Marc Almond, Roy Wood, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan and US blues artist Earl Thomas.
Part of the newly constituted NYJO Academy which encompasses all NYJO’s educational workshops for younger musicians, Gemma joins a team including Paul Eshelby (MD, NYJO Academy Big Band), Phil Meadows (MD, NYJO London) and Jessica Radcliffe (Coach, NYJO Academy Vocal Class). For further information about the NYJO Academy please click here.