NYJO Pair Elected as Jazz Production Network Trustees

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Two keys members of the NYJO family will be joining the board of trustees for the Jazz Promotion Network!

NYJO senior trustee, Orphy Robinson, and Head of Professional Development, Roger Wilson, will both join the JPN board from 2020.

At this year’s EGM (Extraordinary General Meeting), it was announced that those saying goodbye included NYJO’s Head of Learning & Participation, Claire Furlong, Kenneth Killeen and founding Board member, John Blandford.

Roger and Orphy will be joining an ambitious team that have been specifically selected to support and advise the JPN’s staff, vote on decisions affecting the organisation and membership, represent the JPN publicly, and help develop fresh ideas for new projects and initiatives throughout a three year term.

Becoming a board member is an excellent way to have a meaningful impact across the jazz sector, with applications welcomed from individuals based in Ireland, Wales and Scotland as well as those from England. 

“I’m so pleased to be elected to the JPN board and I’m really looking forward to working with my new colleagues in the promotion of jazz and creative music.

Roger Wilson
NYJO Pair Elected as Jazz Production Network Trustees

“It’s an honour to be voted onto the new JPN board. I am really looking forward to contributing and supporting the long term aims, plans and initiatives that can provide meaningful support and help to the network of hard working small and large scale promoters in the UK.”

Orphy Robinson, OBE

the following candidates have been elected to JPN’s board of trustees:

  • Penny King (RWCMD)
  • Kim Macari (Standing for re-election)
  • Paula McColl (Moving on Music)
  • Orphy Robinson (Ivors Academy/Musician)
  • Roger Wilson (NYJO)

“As a previous JPN board member, I’m pleased to hand the baton over to these tremendously talented individuals – this group possesses a wonderfully diverse array of skills and experience. It’s great to see all of the UK nations represented, as well as my NYJO colleagues, Orphy and Roger, who will proudly fly the flag for jazz education.”

Claire Furlong

Congratulations to everyone who made it onto the board this year. We can’t wait to see all the great work everyone at JPN will be involved in going forward and look forward to showing our support.

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