Help us secure the future of British Jazz

“Sans le jazz, la vie serait une erreur” (Without jazz, life would be one big mistake)

Boris Vian

Jazz provides an unparalleled sense of joy and collaboration. A communicative and accessible art form, it has the power to transform lives.

NYJO is proud to be the UK’s preeminent provider of jazz education. In 2018, we reached over 9000 young people in 362 workshops across the country.

Income from NYJO’s public engagements and support from Arts Council England only funds half of what we currently do. That’s why we need your support.

“I grew up in a culture where guns were cool. Jazz and NYJO opened my eyes to the world and woke me up as a person.”

Ben Appiah, NYJO Ambassador


Leaving a gift to NYJO

After you’ve taken care of loved ones, please consider leaving a gift in your Will and pass on something wonderful to future generations.

It’s easier than you might think. Read How to Leave a Gift to NYJO in Your Will for more details.


Showing our appreciation

If you plan to leave us a gift in your will, we would love to thank you by awarding a Friend Membership of NYJO.

You don’t need to provide us with specific details, all you need to do is let us know your intention.

Of course, we understand if you would prefer not to notify us. Either way, we are sincerely grateful for your support.


Reducing your inheritance tax bill

Leaving a gift to NYJO in your Will will not count towards the taxable value of your estate.

Furthermore, you can reduce your Inheritance Tax rate if 10% or more of your estate is left to charity.


Contact us

If you would like more information on leaving a gift in your Will, please contact us by telephone: 020 7494 1733 or email:

“Poetry, like jazz, is one of those dazzling diamonds of creative industry that help human beings make sense out of the comedies and tragedies that contextualize our lives.”

Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry