Our Under 18s will be making an appearance at the annual summer party at Woolwich Works with a free, half-hour performance, complete with deck chairs and a pop-up cocktail bar.
NYJO U18s Band
Led by NYJO Educator Olivia Murphy, the NYJO Under 18s Band will be playing some classic and new big band tunes, including exciting repertoire by female composers and Olivia’s own arrangements! The group of young musicians, aged 14-18, gets together every Saturday at Woolwich Works. They focus on ensemble playing and exploring new creative approaches to working within the Big Band format.
Olivia is a multi-award-winning composer, conductor, and multi-instrumentalist. After studying jazz saxophone at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Olivia focused on composition – writing, arranging, and conducting for ensembles such as NYJO and her own 21-piece jazz orchestra. She has been working as a NYJO Educator for the last couple of years, leading education projects up and down the country.