Can you help us nurture a nation of young jazz musicians?

Your donation, of any size, will help us to support more musicians like those in our case studies.

£20 could provide transport for a young musician facing rural isolation in Cumbria to attend a residential jazz course.

£50 could provide an hour’s 1:1 mentoring to an emerging professional musician, e.g. to accelerate skills progression, or provide specialist counselling for performance anxiety.

£100 could provide a bursary for a young musician in Woolwich to attend a NYJO holiday course spending 4 days developing composition and improvisation skills.

If you’re able to make a recurring donation, have you considered joining our Friends of NYJO, to get closer to our work while supporting a good cause?

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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