NYJO's Christmas Carol

NYJO's Christmas Carol

NYJO's Christmas Carol

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NYJO features some of the best, most gifted and talented of the next generation of Great British jazz musicians

NYJO Big Band Christmas. NYJO BBX- here’s a short sample of how NYJO celebrates Christmas. The BBX presentation of A Christmas Carol in Six movements, a glorious jazz suite specially written for NYJO by Paul Hart. Performed with readings from Dickens’ most famous short story.

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NYJO is world-famous as a glittering showcase for the country’s best young musicians. Since NYJO’s founding by Bill Ashton OBE in 1965, most of the current generation of top British jazz musicians have risen through its ranks, often becoming established jazz stars whilst still playing with the band. One of NYJO’s aims is to share the talents of exciting young players with as wide a potential audience as possible.

NYJO is a 22 piece band with 2 vocalists which can be enjoyed by non-jazz audiences as well as jazz aficionados, a truly uplifting celebration of the jazz orchestra sound from a band of under 25 year olds, many of whom are destined to become the next UK jazz generation.

Much of NYJO's music is written specially for the orchestra by British composers, including past and present members of NYJO. After 45 years in the business NYJO can boast an enormous repertoire that covers the decades and a wide variety of styles.

The Orchestra’s annual 3 day residency at the club is a highlight in NYJO’s calendar and that of the UK jazz scene.

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NYJO www.nyjo.org.uk is a 22 piece band with 2 vocalists which can be enjoyed by non-jazz audiences as well as jazz aficionados, a truly uplifting celebration of the jazz orchestra sound from a band of under 25 year olds, many of whom are destined to become the next UK jazz generation.

Much of NYJO's music is written specially for the orchestra by British composers, including past and present members of NYJO. After 45 years in the business NYJO can boast an enormous repertoire that covers the decades and a wide variety of styles, thanks to its founder musical director and life president, Bill Ashton, OBE.

 

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