NYJO today received a second major donation of top-of-the-range instruments from renowned flute and saxophone manufacturer Trevor James. NYJO’s flute and sax players went to The Vibe in London to try out the new instruments, which included five TJ Virtuoso model flutes, two alto flutes and a black SR baritone saxophone. Trevor James’s donation to NYJO equates to just under £20,000 and underlines the manufacturer’s commitment to supporting NYJO as the UK’s leading jazz educator. The partnership between the two organisations first began in 2013, when Trevor James donated £30,000 of saxophones to NYJO.
Chris Howe, Managing Director of Worldwind Music, said: “We are delighted to make this second Trevor James instrument donation and to further endorse our commitment to NYJO. Our aim in this partnership has always been to support developing jazz musicians and what better way than though the NYJO Academy training bands as well as the wonderful main orchestra. We are proud of this relationship and look forward to developing it further.”
Nigel Tully, Executive Chair of NYJO, said: “Trevor James make some of the very best saxophones and flutes available. We’re delighted that they have chosen to further their support of the next generation of British jazz musicians with this magnificent donation to NYJO. We value our partnership with Trevor James, and enjoy working with them to ensure that as many young musicians as possible have good instruments on which to learn their craft.”
Check out NYJO’s Tom Ridout sampling the Trevor James SR Baritone Sax here:
About Trevor James
Established in London in 1979, Trevor James has grown from very specialist beginnings servicing and repairing the flutes of professional London musicians to 37 years later, being one of the World’s most prestigious student, conservatory and professional instrument designers and suppliers. Our multi award winning Trevor James flute and saxophone ranges are now regarded as one of the leading brand names in woodwind instruments. We are currently distributing our instruments to 59 countries worldwide and work closely with established musicians and teachers internationally in our instrument research and development programmes.