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.

NYJO Stories:

Jess Bull Anderson

Now one of NYJO’s most dedicated and talented trombonists, Jess faced multiple barriers in her jazz journey, from sexism in school jazz bands to battles with her physical health.

Chair’s Circle

Starting at £5,000+ a year (£416.67 a month) for a minimum of 3 years

£5,000 could pay for NYJO to run composition workshops in 4 schools in Cardiff and Rhondda Cynon Taf, developing creativity and strengthening recruitment links to local extra-curricular music activity, in partnership with the local music service and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

The majority of our current Circle give at £7,000-£10,000 per year, but the starting level is from £5,000 per year with a minimum three-year commitment. 

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 Trustee’s Reception at Ronnie Scott’s, an annual update from an artist you are sponsoring, an annual Chair’s Circle Lunch, a credit on our website and the opportunity to book NYJO ensembles for your private events.

If you prefer to make your recurring donations by bank transfer or cheque, please contact us to sign up: [email protected] / +44 (0) 330 500 2001

Our heartfelt thanks to our Chair’s Circle members:

  • Mark Allen
  • Justin & Victoria Ash
  • John East
  • Chris Evans
  • Erin & Gaurav Kumar
  • Alan Ridgeway
  • 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!

Artist Sponsors

Our Artist Sponsors associate themselves with their favourite section of the ensemble, supporting our emerging professional musicians to develop the skills they need to build a successful portfolio career.

Legacy Giving

Armstrong, Fitzgerald, Davis: 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.