Tuesday 9th January 2018
- Wednesday 10th January 2018
£20.00 - £40.00
Under the direction of Mark Armstrong, NYJO returns to Ronnie Scott’s for its annual January residency, bringing two nights of thrilling big band jazz to the world’s most famous jazz club. Classics from the big band canon sit alongside brand new commissions and arrangements in this world class band featuring the next generation of the UK’s finest jazz musicians.
The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) is Britain’s leading ensemble for young people up to 25 playing big-band jazz. Its mission is to perform exceptional music to excite audiences and engage with young people of all backgrounds around the country. In addition to the main performing orchestra, the organisation operates the weekly NYJO Academy which contains several training bands and a vocal ensemble, and a nationwide series of workshops and educational events intended to inspire children and young people with a love of music and jazz.
The organisation has helped launch the careers of many of the UK’s most-renowned musicians including Guy Barker, Amy Winehouse, Mark Nightingale, Laura Jurd and Gwilym Simcock. NYJO is a registered charity (no. 274578), it celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015 and recently released a special double-album ‘NYJO FIFTY’.
‘It takes only two tracks of this celebratory double album to establish the breadth, maturity and technical excellence of this long-established proving ground of UK jazz talent.’ - Financial Times
LINE UP CONFIRMED:
Alto saxophone: JIM GOLD, SAM GLASER
Tenor saxophone: DAVID HEALEY & TOM RIDOUT
Baritone saxophone: JESS HOLDER
Trumpet: JAMES DAVISON, SAM MOFFITT, TOM SYSON, HARRY EVANS, ALEX RIDOUT
Trombone: TOM DUNNETT, CHRIS VALENTINE, MADDIE DOWDESWELL, RORY INGHAM
Bass trombone: JAMES MAUND
Flute: JAYMEE COONJOBEEHARRY
French horn: ANNA DRYSDALE
Piano: JOE HILL
Bass: JACK TUSTIN
Guitar: NICK FITCH
Drums: DAVID DYSON
Percussion: MAX MILLS
Vocalists: ELLIE BIGNALL, FREDDIE BENEDICT
Music Director: MARK ARMSTRONG
Support, 23 January
JIM GOLD (Alto Saxophone), TOM DUNNETT (Trombone), JOE HILL (Piano), JACK TUSTIN (Bass), DAVID DYSON (Drums)
Support, 24 January
DAVID HEALEY (Tenor saxophone), NICK FITCH (Guitar), JOE HILL (Piano), JACK TUSTIN (Bass) & DAVID DYSON (Drums)
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