We are delighted to be able to confirm that NYJO2 have been selected to participate in this year’s Jazz At Lincoln Center residency in London – the band will take part in the Essentially Ellington part of the programme. With Paul Eshelby directing, they’ll be studying two pieces by the Duke – the foremost orchestral composer in jazz – and another piece by a British composer, which will then be workshopped by a Jazz At Lincoln Center guest and Martin Hathaway, the Head of Jazz at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Jazz At Lincoln Center’s purpose and mission is to:
- enrich the artistic substance and perpetuate the democratic spirit of America’s music – with down-home and elegant concert performances by the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra.
- provide entertaining educational programmes that bring the sound and feeling of jazz into the lives of thousands of kids and grown-ups.
- initiatate innovative collaborative programmes with artistes in diverse idioms.
- offer top quality musicianship with universal friendship.
- take the feeling of jazz on tour.
- invite artistes and audiences from all over the world to come together – to have a profoundly good time…