A visit from NYJO is worth its weight in gold in terms of boosting the achievement and reputation of music at our school”

Simon Toyne, Director of Music, David Ross Educational Trust


NYJO’s aim is to offer as many children and young people as possible opportunities to learn about jazz, develop their performance skills and increase their musical aspirations.  Young people are at the heart of everything NYJO does and we offer opportunities to engage at a variety of levels; from first experiences of music at Primary level right through to the main world-class orchestra, most of whom go on to join the profession.


Learning & Participation


Over the course of 2018, we spread the jazz message to over 20,000 young musicians all around the country, in partnership with local music hubs, schools, arts organisations and venues.  We currently have over 90 active education partnerships and we work with them to develop projects which complement local provision and highlight progression routes within the genre.

All our learning projects are bespoke to the needs of our partners and a few examples of the range of scope, style and size these cover can be found here.

For talented students in proximity to London, we also run a variety of sessions at our weekly NYJO Academy, which you can find out about here

We’re proud to be an Arts Award Supporter and welcome enquiries from award organisers on how we can work with you to help your students achieve the award.  This could be as simple as students attending a NYJO concert or bringing NYJO members into your setting for a workshop right through to creating an engaging experience for a young leader at Gold level – more details and information here

If you are interested in finding out more about NYJO’s Learning & Participation offer, please get in touch with Claire Furlong, Learning and Participation Manager via claire@nyjo.org.uk or 020 7494 1733.


“It was a great experience having NYJO in Doncaster. The reverberations are still being felt with our musicians marvelling at the well constructed workshops and fine musicianship from the band.

Dennis Rollins, Doncaster Youth Jazz Association