NYJO AT MIDDLESBROUGH TOWN HALL
October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
We are looking forward to bringing our Female Jazz Icons programme to Middlesbrough this October to showcase the world premiere of pianist and composer Nikki Iles’ new commission for the band, Wild Oak. The programme will celebrate female contributions to jazz through history, including instrumentalists such as 1930’s trombonist Melba Liston, composers like Mary-Lou Williams and lyricists such as Marilyn Bergman, to some of the most exciting composers in jazz today. We are also looking forward to performing Laura Jurd’s arrangement of Mary Lou Williams’ Zodiac Suite and her original commission, as premiered with NYJO at the BBC Proms: The Earth Keeps Spinning.
Nikki Iles and Laura Jurd’s commissions for NYJO are generously supported by PRS Foundadtion’s The Open Fund.