National Youth Jazz Orchestra

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17th February 2016 - 7.30pm

Venue: Cope Auditorium, Loughborough University

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) is world-famous as a glittering showcase for the country’s best young jazz musicians. In this concert NYJO deftly mixes established classics from the big band repertoire, contemporary work by composers at the leading-edge of the art-form and special arrangements by band members.

From hard-swinging rhythm section to a raft of hugely talented young soloists, this is a band in fine form.

The NYJO celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year and is one of Britain’s longest-running ensembles for young people under 25 playing big-band jazz. NYJO’s main orchestra features 23 musicians and vocalists from around the country, most of who go on to become professional musicians. Alumni include Guy Barker, Mark Nightingale, Gerard Presencer, Pete Long, Dennis and Winston Rollins and Amy Winehouse.

 

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