Three Nations Under One Groove 2020 | “Coastbound”

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Three nations. Three jazz bands. Three incredible performances!

Three Nations Under One Groove is a collaboration between the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO), Germany’s BuJazzO and the NJJO from Holland. Three exciting jazz ensembles, 85 of Europe’s top emerging jazz musicians, and now, three multi-screen video performance for you to enjoy!

The three bands have been collaborating since 2014, with this years’ project taking on a very 2020 spin due to the ongoing social distancing guidelines. For the last outing in April 2018, the three orchestras met up for five days of collaborative music-making, which featured a UK tour plus an additional European leg for good measure. In 2020? things are a little bit different!

This time round, each of the three Artistic Directors – Mark Armstrong (NYJO), Martin Fondse (NJJO) and Niels Klein (BuJazzO) – presented the group with an original composition which was then practised, performed and recorded during the weeks worth of online activities.

Each week we’ll be adding a brand-new video for you to enjoy, whether you’re wrapped up at home, or out and about getting some fresh air!

Video #1 | “Coastbound” (Composed by Mark Armstrong)

“Coastbound” Composed by Mark Armstrong (Video: Tom Gimson, Audio: Winston Rollins)

Check back in with us next week, where we’ll be adding video #2 to the post above!

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