Into NYJO’s fourth decade. Cds are the norm and there are 12 issued. The Millennium approaches and there’s a few surprises!
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1996 NYJO secures new Sponsorship, this time from UNISON.
Promo to inaugurate its major sponsorship deal with the trade union body UNISON.
It starts with some of the NYJO training band jamming and then goes on to a concert with
the main NYJO band.
Alyson Adams is the Poster Girl for Unison’s sponsorship
And a new Cd Unison In All Things
And there’s a trip to the Algarve
1996 The NYJO Coach well known to many players….
And in 1997 The National Lottery gave NYJO a new one!
And sometimes in a museum!
This is NYJO at the Gaydon Motor Museum
1997 sees NYJO at Welwyn
1998 at The House of Commons
With John Prescott MP
And at the 1998 Labour Party Conference
The Sun Alliance Young Jazz Musician 1998
And there appears to be an early experiment in virtual reality for the trumpets
1999 and a new Cd! Stepping Stones
It’s the end of the century and NYJO singer Sumudu Jayatilaka is to be, along with James Wigram, chosen to deliver the Millennium oath.
The probability of a news item featuring NYJO and Sir John Taverner has to be the epitome of the unlikely, but, there it is!
Shame about the video quality, if anyone has a better version please get in touch.
And NYJO’s own celebration of the new century is a new Vocal Album featuring Sumudu Jayatilaka, Who’s Blue?
NYJO’s Big Band Christmas, or BBX was a NYJO innovation in 1988 and continues into the new century
though these photos appear to be before the black stands decals
Into the 21st Century!
This Childrens Prom at The Royal Albert Hall in 2000 was to feature NYJO in a new commission by Paul Hart based on the Pied Piper of Hamelin. These 2 clips are from a TV programme show the preparation and performance of ‘Out of Hamelin’
Captured on private video.
Now here’s a surprise!
NYJO provides the music for a major edition of BBC’s Songs of Praise!
Can Hymns ever have been so swung?
The NYJO 35th Anniversary!
The Rayners Captured on private video.
NYJO provides the music for The Cocoa Association’s Dinner.
Here with Frank Sinatra in the guise of Dave Fletcher!
Amglia TV features NYJO in another edition of ‘Take It On’
Remembrance Sunday 2002
NYJO 2002 Concert at St Ives.
The concert finishes with this special performance of Paul Hart’s ‘Remembrance’ by Gwilym Simcock and Gareth Lockrane
Anglia TV videoed the concert for an item on its ‘Take It On’ programme.
This is a direct video of the concert never transmitted.
NYJO on a ‘Jazz Cruise’ and somewhat inclement weather!
2003 NYJO appears at The Jazz Cafe in Camden with none other than Phil Woods!
Jack Massarik jazz critic of the Evening Standard pens this great review
NYJO‘s tribute to music in film sees a new Cd ‘Jazz in Film’
And another Vocal Album, this time featuring Attila Huseyin
Something Old Something New
Yet another Cd featuring 2 suites by Paul Hart, ‘The Hamelin Suite‘ and ‘Theme And Deviations‘
Theme and Deviations recorded some years earlier finally gets released on this remarkable Cd.
As such this features recordings from two different NYJO eras
And before we know it its time for another NYJO anniversary!
Thats it for NYJO’s fourth decade.
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