Bob Mintzer and NYJO, plus Emma Rawicz Quintet | Woolwich Words & Sounds

July 26, 2022
7:30 pm

American jazz legend, saxophonist Bob Mintzer shares the stage with NYJO to play some of his iconic big band compositions and arrangements written over a fifty year career and rarely heard live in the UK.

Bob Mintzer has been an anchor to many of the world’s best big bands including those led by Buddy Rich, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis; tours with his fusion band Yellowjackets; is chief conductor of the WDR Big Band in Cologne and holds the Barbara and Buzz McCoy endowed chair at the USC Thornton School of Music.

Emma Rawicz is an award-winning young saxophonist and composer, already making waves on the UK music scene. She has been described as ‘a force to be reckoned with’ (Jazzwise) and ‘a fast rising star’ (London Jazz News). At the age of 20 she has already recorded her eagerly awaited debut album featuring Ant Law and her second album Incantation is due to be released in May 2022. Joining her on stage are Ant Law, Ivo Neame, Conor Chaplin and Jamie Murray.

A unique one-off show, at our home in Woolwich Works – not to miss!

Event details

Event date:
July 26, 2022

Event time:
7:30 pm

Woolwich Works

The Fireworks Factory, 11 No. 1 Street, London SE18 6HD

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Quote 1 (Jazzwise)

"NYJO has never been conformist, never hewing to one particular line, never known for fawning replications and very deliberately these days a vehicle for new possibilities."

Jazzwise Magazine

Quote 2 (Lucy-Anne)

“Since joining NYJO, I’m so much more confident as a performer. Especially in terms of being able to entertain and keep the crowd engaged with you. It’s really nice to be able to feel that difference.” 

Lucy-Anne, NYJO Singer

Quote 3 (Academy)

"I’ve felt very fortunate to be surrounded by amazing musicians, and I think that the environment at NYJO – which has fostered creativity and improvisation – has allowed my confidence and musical ideas to grow."

Briony, NYJO Student

Quote 4 (Emma)

"The JX programme has been hugely helpful to me so far, consistently pushing me to explore new areas of composition, playing and collaborating with others, in many different formats."

Emma Rawicz, NYJO Musician

Quote 5 (Sam)

"Giving them space to create whatever they wanted, without setting parameters of idiom or style helped them to conceptualise how they could bring these new concepts into their work without scaring them off, or mystifying the process."

Sam Eastmond, NYJO Educator (Animate project)

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