NYJX | Jazz In The Round at The Cockpit

June 27, 2022
8:00 pm

The Jazz Exchange (JX) is a distinctive new ensemble that brings together emerging talent from across the UK to create a fresh, distinctive sound.

Mentored by Orphy Robinson MBE, this unconventional collective brings a unique body of original material, largely developed during – and influenced by – the nationwide lockdowns that were enforced from 2020-21. The group has grown together personally and musically throughout this time, with additional support from the likes of Hugh Warren, Adam Saunders, Chris Sharky and Dee Byrne.

Expect a fearsome combination of strings, reeds, drums, and waves of modular synthesis.

Event details

Event date:
June 27, 2022

Event time:
8:00 pm

The Cockpit

Gateforth Street, NW8 8EH London

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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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