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She Said – out soon!

She Said – out soon!

NYJO's latest studio album is on its way! She Said celebrates women's contribution to jazz - past, present, and future. Read more

Monk at Town Hall: the Story

Monk at Town Hall: the Story

What was it that made The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall the stuff of jazz lore? We delve into the story behind the legendary recording. Read more

Meeting Points | Beth Ismay

Meeting Points | Beth Ismay

Learning Coordinator, Beth Ismay, talks about our work to bring young people together through learning and development opportunities. Read more

NYJO Learning: Summer Lab 2022

NYJO Learning: Summer Lab 2022

This Summer, NYJO Learning is teaming up with Blue Lab Beats for a very special Summer Lab focused on Jazz & Electronics. Read more

NYJX @ We Out Here

NYJX @ We Out Here

The NYJX joins the legendary Pharoah Sanders, Kokoroko, and The Comet is Coming at the 2022 edition of the We Out Here Festival. Read more

Amy Winehouse: A Final Celebration

Amy Winehouse: A Final Celebration

NYJO's Amy Winehouse celebratory tour reaches its end with a final performance in Birmingham on 30 July. Young creative leads Olivia Murphy and Lucy-Anne Daniels talk about the project. Read more

Basie & Beyond!

Basie & Beyond!

Blistering solos at break-neck speeds, join Artistic Director, Mark Armstrong, as he leads a NYJO 18-piece through bespoke arrangements of classic American Songbook melodies. Read more

Monk at Town Hall

Monk at Town Hall

The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall is Monk’s seminal large ensemble recording, released in 1959. Under the direction of Tony Kofi, NYJO celebrates this ground-breaking work. Read more

A Case for Collective Creativity | Paul Lewis

A Case for Collective Creativity | Paul Lewis

NYJO's Creative Producer, Paul Lewis, talks of the importance of developing a national jazz community to nurture and support the next generation of UK jazz musicians. Read more

NYJO Learning @ We Out Here

NYJO Learning @ We Out Here

We'll be taking a selection of tubas & euphoniums along to ‘We Out Here’ festival to give a workshop to festival attendees led by NYJX’s Bassist Fergus Quill. Read more

Our Saturday Story

Our Saturday Story

On Saturdays at NYJO Learning, we run a programme of weekly ensembles designed to support young people under the age of 18 to progress musically and make new friends. Read more

Animate @ SoundSkool

Animate @ SoundSkool

We know that young people across the UK are pushing the boundaries of music-making with dynamic, exciting digital music, but many never get to explore working with live musicians. Read more

Cardiff & Rhondda Songwriting Project

Cardiff & Rhondda Songwriting Project

In Spring 2022, we were delighted to work with Cardiff and Vale Music Services and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on a songwriting project. Read more

NYJO Jazz Messengers 2022

NYJO Jazz Messengers 2022

In July 2022, NYJO Learning embarked on a Greenwich Jazz Messengers Schools’ Tour aimed at inspiring young people to take up an instrument and get involved in extra-curricular music-making. Read more

Holiday Projects

Holiday Projects

In 2021, we were excited to introduce holiday projects to NYJO Learning’s programme of work for the first time, aimed at engaging young people throughout our local community. Read more

More from NYJO

Amy Winehouse: A Final Celebration

NYJO's Amy Winehouse celebratory tour reaches its end with a final performance in Birmingham on 30 July. Young creative leads Olivia Murphy and Lucy-Anne Daniels talk about the project.

NYJO Learning: Summer Lab

This Summer, NYJO Learning is teaming up with Blue Lab Beats for a very special Summer Lab focused on Jazz & Electronics. Read all about the project and how to apply. 

NYJO & Tony Kofi: Monk at Town Hall

The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall is Monk’s seminal large ensemble recording, released in 1959. Under the direction of Tony Kofi, NYJO celebrates this ground-breaking work.

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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