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NYJO at Wiltshire Music Centre
12th October 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join NYJO at Wiltshire Music Centre on 12 October to hear our brand new State of the Nation concert programme.
The British jazz scene has developed a culture of its own in the 100 years since the Southern Syncopated Orchestra and Original Dixieland Jazz Band toured here in 1919. It is now as diverse as our population. NYJO’s brand new State of the Nation programme will celebrate the big names flying the flag for British jazz today, but also explore how we got here. From the standards of Ray Noble & Victor Feldman via British bebop pioneers Tubby Hayes & Ronnie Scott, through Afro-Caribbean influences arriving with the Windrush generation and beyond. This melting pot of cultural influences has made British jazz what it is today, and we think that’s worth celebrating!