During term time, we run monthly jam sessions with exciting, up and coming jazz artists, usually on the last Sunday of the month. See below for upcoming dates or check out our gigs calendar for more information about performances from the NYJO Academy!

NYJO Academy Foyles Jazz Jam w/Ms Maurice

Sunday 27th January


Foyles Bookshop Charing Cross


NYJO Academy Opportunities: Jazz Jams

Another instalment of our fantastically successful NYJO Jazz Jam, led by Ms Maurice, plus the opportunity for young musicians to get up and play with the professionals.

Ms Maurice brings her melange of influences from organic grooves infused with 70s jazz and a touch of West African sonic seasoning. These sounds are heavily influenced by her London upbringing.
Ms Maurice’s music is stimulated by her visual art practice where she aims to question her ‘identity’ as well as what it means ‘to misrepresent vs to be misrepresented.’
Ms Maurice is also bandleader of KOKOROKO and plays with jazz septet Nérija, who were nominated for Jazz Fm Breakthrough Act 2016 and Parliamentary Jazz Newcomer of Year 2017 winner. She has performed with the likes of SOLANGE, KANO on the ‘Jool’s Holland Show’ and ‘The Mercury Prize 2016,’ and features on Little SIMZ’s album ‘Stillness in Wonderland.’

Ms Maurice is also joined by Isobella Burnham on bass and Patrick Boyle on drums.

Whatever your instrument or ability; this is the perfect opportunity to feel at home with a pro! These sessions are open to all under 18’s—parents, passers-by and jazz fans are all welcome to stay and enjoy the music. The musicians will kick-start the session with a set at midday, then the floor will open to all those who want to jam*.

*Pianos, drums and double bass will be provided

Tickets: Free admission—reserve below to guarantee a space or simply turn up on the day!