Join the Friends of NYJO at a level that suits you and make an enduring impact on the cultural life of the UK, helping us support young people at all stages to develop as creative musicians.

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Lucy-Anne Daniels

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. 

Friend

£30+ a year / £3 a month

£30 a year could provide a travel bursary to allow one emerging professional based in Cardiff to attend a London or Leeds NYJO activity at no cost to them.

In return for your support we’ll keep you up-to-date with all of NYJO’s news & events, and send you our heartfelt appreciation.

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 Friends sign-up forms coming soon!

In the meantime, please contact Phillippa Scammell if you would like to discuss becoming a Friend of NYJO. 

Bronze Friend

£60+ per year / £5 per month

£60 per year could pay a full bursary for one NYJO Academy student facing financial hardship to attend for two Saturdays.

In return for your support you’ll receive our monthly e-newsletter and an invitation to at least one open rehearsal.

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 Friends sign-up forms coming soon!

In the meantime, please contact Phillippa Scammell if you would like to discuss becoming a Bronze Friend. 

Silver Friend

£120+ per year / £10 per month

£120 could pay for one young musician local to Woolwich to attend a 5-day holiday course developing jazz and creative music-making skills.

In return for your support, you’ll receive our monthly newsletter, an invitation to open rehearsals, a credit on our website and a digital or physical copy of our latest recording.

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 Friends sign-up forms coming soon!

In the meantime, please contact Phillippa Scammell if you would like to discuss becoming a Silver Friend. 

Gold Friend

£300+ per year / £25 per month

£300 a year could pay for one emerging professional musician to gain valuable professional experience performing on the world-famous Ronnie Scott’s stage.

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, a credit on our website and an invitation to our annual chairman’s reception at Ronnie Scott’s.

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 Friends sign-up forms coming soon!

In the meantime, please contact Phillippa Scammell if you would like to discuss becoming a Gold Friend. 

Our heartfelt thanks to all our Gold Friends:

 

  • Michael Armitage
  • Stephen Barter
  • John Billett
  • Catherine Condron
  • Sam Duffy
  • Kathleen Duncan OBE
  • Gini Gabbertas
  • Roddy Gamble
  • Anna Gregor CBE
  • Elizabeth Hayley
  • Angela Heylin LVO OBE
  • Raymond Hill
  • Michael Hockney
  • Susan Horsewood-Lee
  • Alun Hughes
  • Martin Hunt
  • Bob Kibble

 

 

 

 

  • Daphne and Ken Lousvet
  • Marla Madison
  • Belinda Magee
  • Anthony Male
  • Mervyn Miller
  • Nigel Molden
  • Taeko Oliver
  • Ann Peters
  • Graham Pimlott
  • Jane Richardson
  • Ted Rockley
  • Michael Simmons
  • Tim Smart
  • Lord Vallance
  • John Williamson

Likewise to all our Silver Friends:

 

  • Nick Booth
  • Elizabeth Chant
  • Sir Anthony Cleaver
  • Peter Done
  • Leslie East OBE
  • Chris Evans
  • Clive Golanski
  • Penrose Halson
  • David Hart
  • Tony and Janet Kohn
  • Michael and Patricia Langley
  • John Lee
  • David Logan
  • Ean Mackellar
  • Paul Newton
  • Paul Nicholson

 

 

 

 

  • John & Joan Pitchers
  • Roger Press
  • Adrian Sellars
  • David Rose
  • David Rueda
  • Peter Scott
  • John Scampion
  • Mike Shelton
  • Roger Sirett
  • Peter Smith
  • Malcolm Smith
  • Nilesh and Alka Soneji
  • Gabrielle Stanley
  • Alan Ward
  • Jim and Sheila Wright
  • Felicity de Zulueta

Other ways to support us

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.

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?

Support us

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.