Support your local or national arts community and associate your brand with the most exciting up-and-coming creative musicians through a partnership with NYJO.
Whether you’re a local business in Woolwich keen to support your community, a multi-national corporation looking for CSR or client entertainment partnerships, or looking to align your brand with a youthful and dynamic arts organisation, we can create bespoke corporate partnership packages to suit.
Please contact our Development department for an initial discussion.
We’ve been working in partnership with NYJO for many years, with a particular focus on supporting the innovative NYJO Jazz Messengers programme and Academy Mentor Scheme, while NYJO has contributed to our Classroom 200 resource for primary schools. We’re delighted to be collaborating with NYJO on our own composer mentoring programme, giving emerging composers the opportunity to workshop with NYJO musicians and NYJO Artistic Director, Mark Armstrong, and to explore the opportunities available to composers to write for jazz educational contexts.
James Welburn, Partnerships Manager at ABRSM
Other ways to support us
Your donation, of any size, will help us to support young musicians around the country to access and progress in jazz.
Friends of NYJO
Find out more about how joining the Friends of NYJO can make a difference to young musicians around the UK, and enjoy backstage access, event invitations and more!
Trusts or Foundations
From underpinning our core work to helping us launch pilot initiatives, our Trust & Foundations partners are key to NYJO’s success.
“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)
“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)
"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
"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."
"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)
"[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
"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
"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
"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
"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."