NYJO joins forces with award-winning saxophonist Tim Garland to play the ground-breaking music of Chick Corea.

Tim won a GRAMMY in 2009 for his work on Corea’s album ‘The New Crystal Silence’ and holds a great insight into Chick’s virtuoso compositions. Joining him on stage is an 18-piece NYJO orchestra, directed by Mark Armstrong.

Regarded as one of the best improvisational jazz musicians of all time, American composer, keyboardist, and bandleader, Chick Corea is known for his unforgettable works ‘Spain’, ‘500 Miles High’, and ‘La Fiesta’.

This programme is an opportunity to see the best of up-and-coming talent in UK jazz commemorating the great Chick Corea!


Tim Garland

Throughout an international career starting in the late 1980s, Tim Garland has become known as a unique polymath in the UK’s music scene.

His first break as saxophonist was joining Ronnie Scott’s band age 23. Later he was to join Chick Corea as a regular member of several globe-trotting projects over a seventeen-year period including ‘The Vigil’. Playing tenor and soprano saxes, bass clarinet, and flute, he also won a GRAMMY for his symphonic orchestrations on Corea’s ‘The New Crystal Silence’ album. 

His concert works continue to celebrate the fertile ground between modern composition and jazz. His creative arranging skills have won praise from diverse artists including Jean Luc PontyJohn PatitucciThe Royal Holloway and Westminster Choirs, the Catalan National Cobla Group, the LPO, and the London Session Orchestra.

His work is often inspired by, but not limited to, the jazz idiom, whilst his celebrated virtuosity as a saxophonist maintains his position as one the UK’s most unique and authentic jazz voices. 

He has won awards from The Parliamentary Jazz Awards, The Worshipful Company Of Musicians, BASCA’s British Composer Awards and won CD of the Year 2016 from Jazzwise for his album ‘ONE’.


About NYJO

NYJO exists to empower young jazz musicians and inspire audiences across the UK, through engaging participation projects and impactful live performances. Founded in 1965, NYJO has grown from a single jazz orchestra to a multifaceted organisation that is committed to supporting and developing musicians of all styles and standards. Whether you want to become the next emerging artist or simply play for fun – they’re here for it.

Throughout all its activities, NYJO are actively seeking to create a dialogue; between the established and the experimental; the past and the present; with captivating experiences that bring people together.



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