Jazz Day: Cardiff

February 27, 2024
11:00 am

Join us on 27 February 2024 at Cardiff University to learn from and play alongside amazing young jazz musicians. If you are studying music at GCSE, A level, BTEC, or play in a band or ensemble, this day will help you to use jazz & improvisation in your music.

You will have the opportunity to play together with some of NYJO’s brilliant Emerging Professional musicians. They will start the day with a workshop, helping you to explore new jazz concepts and experiment with your own creativity. Following this, you will have a workshop with renowned jazz musician and educator Huw Warren. Head of Jazz Ensembles at Cardiff University, Huw has achieved an international reputation for innovative and eclectic music making over a thirty year career.

The day will finish with a jam session led by our NYJO Emerging Professional musicians – bringing together everything that you have learnt across the day, you will have the chance to play, create, and explore through free improvisation!

 

  • 1100-1230: Workshop with NYJO musicians
  • 1230-1315: Lunch
  • 1315-1430: Workshop with Huw Warren
  • 1430-1500: Jam Session with NYJO musicians
Event details

Event date:
February 27, 2024

Event time:
11:00 am

Cardiff University Concert Hall

31 Corbett Road
Cardiff CF10 3EB

Lucy-Anne (EP quote)

“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 Emerging Professional (Vocals)

Georgia (EP quote)

“It’s hard to just learn this music in the practice room but being immersed in the music at NYJO is a great environment to really push my playing. ” 

Georgia Ayew, NYJO Emerging Professional (Drums)

Sam Eastmond (MD quote)

"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

Jazzwise quote

"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

Lydia (EP quote)

"The past year has been an absolutely incredible experience, pushing me way out of my comfort zone into playing with some of the greatest young jazz players of my generation and getting to call them my colleagues and friends has been beyond inspiring, and also an obscene amount of fun!"

Lydia Cochrane, NYJO Emerging Professional (Saxophone)

Anna (Learning national quote)

"[The NYJO residential in Cumbria] helped me to make friends with other young musicians. I enjoy playing a lot more and I’m quite proud of what I’ve accomplished. I feel more confident now. I have learnt different ways of coming up with solid melodies and also a little bit on harmonies. I think it’s been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had."

Anna, NYJO Learning Widening Access participant

Briony (Learning U18s quote)

"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 Under 18s

Oscar (Learning U18s quote)

"I think I’ve progressed a lot in my piano-playing. NYJO has helped me to flourish and really enjoy it. I’ve really enjoyed being engrossed in a high level of playing and learning things in a hands-on-way. I also like the diversity of perspectives and abilities of all the players and teachers which enables me to try things I might not normally."

Oscar, NYJO Under 18s

Jennie (Learning U18s quote)

"NYJO has got me listening to more jazz and learning more changes. It has also helped with working as a band. I’ve really enjoyed the free jazz, learning by ear, the people, and the atmosphere."

Jennie, NYJO Under 18s

Leah-Anais (Learning U18s quote)

"I love the people at NYJO. Everyone here is so encouraging and lovely and it makes the experience worthwhile. Though I have fun I’m still learning on the way which makes me feel productive too."

Leah-Anais, NYJO Under 18s

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