Sponsor a NYJO artist today and help the UK’s most exciting emerging jazz musicians to build brilliant careers.

NYJO Stories:

Emma Rawicz

Growing up in rural North Devon, Emma didn’t discover jazz until the age of 15, and didn’t pick up a tenor saxophone until a year later, but had spent her childhood otherwise immersed in largely folk and classical music. 

Artist Sponsors

£1000+ a year/ £83.33 a month

£1000 allows one emerging professional musician to benefit from 8 professional performance opportunities, collaborating with top music directors and guest artists such as Bob Mintzer, Hermeto Pascoal and Nikki Yeoh.

In return for your support, you’ll receive our monthly newsletter, an invitation to open rehearsals, a digital or physical copy of our latest recording, an invitation to our annual chairman’s reception at Ronnie Scott’s, a credit on our website and an annual update from an artist you are sponsoring.

If you prefer to make your recurring donations by bank transfer or cheque, please contact us to sign up: info@nyjo.org.uk / +44 (0) 330 500 2001

Online sign-up forms coming soon!

In the meantime, please contact Phillippa Scammell if you would like to discuss becoming an Artist Sponsor.

Our heartfelt thanks to all our Artist Sponsors:


  • Stephen Bernhard
  • Broughton Family
  • In memory of Bella Rangel Callan
  • John Carvell
  • Professor Deborah Cunningham
  • Chris Evans
  • Alex & Miriam Falk
  • Jack Fallow
  • Tim Garland
  • Tony Gordon-James
  • The Hon Richard Lyttelton
  • Art Mead
  • In memory of Tony Munro



  • Steve and Gwen Nathan
  • The Rice Family
  • Gareth Neame OBE
  • Keith Nethercot
  • Udai Patel
  • David Potter
  • Steve Smith
  • Lady Dione Verulam
  • Sir Roger Vickers
  • Michael Waller
  • Tony Williams

Other ways to support us

Friends of NYJO

Find out more about how joining the Friends of NYJO can make a difference to young musicians around the UK, and enjoy backstage access, event invitations and more!

Chair’s Circle

Our Chair’s Circle members can get close to NYJO at the highest level, their support of our work extending beyond philanthropy for a uniquely rewarding association.

Legacy Giving

Armstrong, Fitzgerald, Davies: they all left incredible legacies to jazz. Can you help us develop the next generation of jazz greats by leaving NYJO a gift in your will?

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Support the future of jazz

Can you help us nurture a nation of young jazz musicians?

Join our passionate community of Friends, grant-making organisations or corporate sponsors at a level that suits you and share your love of jazz with the next generation.