We nurture emerging professionals
We curate exciting performance projects for an eclectic mix of emerging professional musicians and audiences, underpinned by an inspiring professional development programme.
A Case for Collective Creativity
Our Creative Producer, Paul Lewis, talks of the importance of developing a national jazz community to nurture and support the next generation of UK jazz musicians.
The Jazz Exchange (NYJX)
After a run of electric performances, the NYJX joins the legendary Pharoah Sanders, Kokoroko, and The Comet is Coming at the 2022 edition of the We Out Here Festival.
Monk at Town Hall feat. Tony Kofi
UK Jazz legend Tony Kofi leads a dectet of emerging jazz talent through one of the most seminal live recordings of all time: The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall.
Basie & Beyond!
Blistering solos at break-neck speeds, join Artistic Director, Mark Armstrong, as he leads a NYJO 18-piece through bespoke arrangements of classic American Songbook melodies.
Amy Winehouse: A Final Celebration
NYJO’s Amy Winehouse celebratory tour reaches its end with a final performance in Birmingham on 30 July. Young creative leads Olivia Murphy and Lucy-Anne Daniels talk about the project.
We engage younger musicians
Our Learning team are driven to create high quality, accessible learning activities for all, providing young people with impactful tools for personal growth.
NYJO’s Learning Coordinator, Beth Ismay talks about our education projects and how they make a difference to the lives of aspiring musicians in both local and national contexts.
In July 2022, NYJO Learning embarked on a Greenwich Jazz Messengers Schools’ Tour aimed at inspiring young people to take up an instrument and get involved in extra-curricular music-making.
In 2021, we were excited to introduce holiday projects to NYJO Learning’s programme of work for the first time, aimed at engaging young people throughout our local community here in South London.
We build communities
We are passionate about responding to and representing our communities, both locally and nationally, in physical and digital spaces.
NYJO Learning @ We Out Here
We’ll be taking a selection of tubas & euphoniums along to ‘We Out Here’ festival to give a workshop to festival attendees led by NYJX’s Bassist Fergus Quill.
Animate @ SoundSkool
We know that young people across the UK are pushing the boundaries of music-making with dynamic, exciting digital music, but many never get to explore working with live musicians.
In Spring 2022, we were delighted to work with Cardiff and Vale Music Services and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on a songwriting project.
Our work is best described by those who benefit from it, and those who deliver it. Read the stories of NYJO musicians, students, staff, and educators.
Susie leads NYJO and the team.Read more
Mark looks after NYJO's music and musicians.Read more
Mariana works in audience development.Read more
Head of Development
Debbie leads our fundraising department.Read more
A natural performer, creative improviser and talented musician, Leeds native Lucy-Anne Daniels draws inspiration from singers such as Betty Carter, gospel duo Mary Mary and, most pertinently, Amy Winehouse. Tell me more