From underpinning our core work to helping us launch pilot initiatives, our Trust & Foundation partners are key to NYJO’s success.
Fenton Arts Trust
The Fenton Arts Trust generously supported recording costs for our new commissions by female composers for our album She Said, providing valuable experience working in a professional studio for 34 of NYJO’s young musicians.
If you would like to discuss how your Trust or Foundation could help us empower more young musicians around the country, please get in touch with our Development department.
Our heartfelt appreciation to all our current Trust and Foundation supporters:
- David Laing Foundation
- Kirby Laing Foundation
- Universal Music UK Sound Foundation
- Garfield Weston Foundation
- Jack Petchey Charitable Trust
- The Foyle Foundation
- Tesco Groundworks Community Fund
- The Golden Bottle Trust
- Backstage Trust
- D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
- Mactaggart Third Fund
- Arts Generation Company Ltd
- The Thistle Trust
- Peter Sowerby Foundation
- Victoria Wood Foundation
- Scops Arts Trust
- Stentor Music
- The Wavendon Foundation
- The Worshipful Company of Musicians
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!
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.
“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."