In 2010 NYJO launched a Chairs Sponsorship scheme whereby a donation of at least £1,000 per annum associates the donor with a specific chair (for example lead trumpet) in NYJO and the musician currently holding it.

NYJO is extremely grateful to the Chair Sponsors shown in the diagram below, but there remain unfunded positions and the opportunities for individuals and organisations to make a real difference to the education of talented young talented jazz musicians in the UK.

If you would like to discuss becoming a Chair Sponsor, please contact Jonathan Carvell at the NYJO office by email: or call 020 7494 1733.

Chairs Appeal“At the age of fourteen, I began attending the open and free Saturday morning NYJO rehearsals: I would argue that this was one of the best musical decisions I’ve ever made. In the four years since joining the band, all areas of my musicianship have drastically improved, in particular my sight reading, stylistic awareness and soloing. Finally, the band has allowed me to connect with almost everyone on the young London jazz circuit.”

Rob Luft

Guitar Chair, 2015


Chairs Appeal