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The NYJO flagship 24-piece ensemble has helped launch the careers of many of the UKs most renowned musicians, including Guy Barker, Amy Winehouse, Mark Nightingale, Laura Jurd and Gwilym Simcock, as well as Dave Arch (leader of the Strictly Come Dancing band) and most of his band members, Martin Koch (musical supervisor for the London Olympics and Paralympics) and many other stalwarts of musicals, films and the studio.
Recent highlights of the flagship bands concertdiary include a yearly residency at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, performing with Gregory Porter at Buckingham Palace, a major European tour with the German (BuJazzO) and Dutch (NJJO) National Youth Jazz Orchestras, a televised performance at the BBC Proms and repeat appearances at the EFGLondon Jazz Festival. NYJO celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015 and released a criticallyacclaimed double album NYJO FIFTY.
National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO)
NYJO is world-famous as a glittering showcase for the UK’s best young jazz musicians. Under the direction of Mark Armstrong, the orchestra deftly mixes established classics from the big band repertoire, new work by composers at the leading-edge of the art-form and special arrangements by band members. From a hard-swinging rhythm section to a raft of hugely talented young soloists, this is a band in fine form. “Don’t believe the hype: if you seriously want to hear the best of what’s to come, check out the many NYJO projects… The National Youth Jazz Orchestra [is] a vibrant, diverse collective of bands that give voice to all that’s different, young and exciting in Brit jazz.” Jazzwise Magazine, Who to Look Out For in 2016.
See 2 tour dates featuring National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO)
- Bedales School, Church Road
- GU32 2DG
- 01730 304253