NYJO News

NYJO Learning: Levitation Orchestra half-term project
NYJO Learning: Levitation Orchestra half-term project

This May half-term, NYJO is teaming up with Levitation Orchestra for an immersive 3-day project at Woolwich Works, exploring performance and composition. Read more

Susie York Skinner leaves NYJO as Chief Executive
Susie York Skinner leaves NYJO as Chief Executive

We are sad to announce that NYJO's Chief Executive, Susie York Skinner will be leaving the organisation later this year. Read about her time with NYJO and her new role. Read more

My NYJO Story | Anna Baalbaki
My NYJO Story | Anna Baalbaki

Anna joined NYJO's Under 18s programme in 2021. We have invited her to write about her experience with the group, what jazz means to her, and her plans for the future. Read all about it here! Read more

NYJO Learning: half-term project with Steam Down
NYJO Learning: half-term project with Steam Down

Read all about our brilliant project with Steam Down in February this year, and listen to the amazing original works created by the young musicians during the 3-day workshop. Read more

Community Choir: One year on
Community Choir: One year on

The Sherard Road Songbirds, our community choir ran in partnership with Age UK Greenwich is a place where adults can connect through music. Read all about the project here. Read more

NYJO Learning: Sound Foundations
NYJO Learning: Sound Foundations

We are running a first-access project in partnership with Harris Academy Greenwich and the Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls to give young people an instrument and lessons! Read more

NYJO in Wales: Music for Social Engagement
NYJO in Wales: Music for Social Engagement

The NYJO Learning team is collaborating with three new partners in Wales, looking at how music can be used for social engagement. Read more

NYJO in Leicester: Second Line
NYJO in Leicester: Second Line

Read all about how our New Orleans-style parade project fared at its first outing in Leicester. Read more

NYJO Learning: We Out Here 2023
NYJO Learning: We Out Here 2023

Read all about our tuba workshops in memory of the great Pharaoh Sanders at We Out Here last year and what made them so special. Read more

NYJO Learning: Steam Down half-term project
NYJO Learning: Steam Down half-term project

This February half-term, NYJO is delighted to be teaming up with Steam Down for a very exciting 3-day project happening at Woolwich Works! Read more

Nikki Yeoh & NYJO Present: Speechmik X-Ploration
Nikki Yeoh & NYJO Present: Speechmik X-Ploration

NYJO joins UK Jazz pianist Nikki Yeoh on stage for a special programme where new and reimagined work redefine the boundaries of big band music. See all tour dates here. Read more

NYJO Wintery Picks 2023
NYJO Wintery Picks 2023

We asked NYJO staff, board, and musicians for their favourite seasonal music   In what is now a long-standing tradition, we have created a playlist with the favourite seasonal music of the extended NYJO ... Read more

NYJO Learning: First Time Jazz
NYJO Learning: First Time Jazz

Read all about our first-access Learning project, touring secondary schools in North Lincolnshire and Thurrock. Read more

Andy Grappy joins the NYJO Board
Andy Grappy joins the NYJO Board

Tuba player and inspirational jazz educator Andy Grappy has joined the NYJO Board. Read more about Andy's experience and what he brings to NYJO. Read more

Black Women in Jazz: Samara Joy
Black Women in Jazz: Samara Joy

Read the second of our blog series celebrating Black Women in Jazz, for this year's Black History Month. Words by guest contributor Yewande Adeniran. Read more

NYJO Events

Cross The Tracks
Cross The Tracks

Event date - May 26, 2024

Locationvenue - Brockwell Park, London

We're back at Cross The Tracks for pop-up performances in the park with Vij Prakash. Read more

Holiday Project: Levitation Orchestra
Holiday Project: Levitation Orchestra

Event date - May 28, 2024

Locationvenue - Woolwich Works, London

This May, NYJO are partnering with visionary jazz collective, Levitation Orchestra. Read more

NYJO Latin Collective
NYJO Latin Collective

Event date - July 6, 2024

Locationvenue - Deal Festival

A 14-piece NYJO ensemble heads to the coast to explore Latin rhythms, from Salsa to Afro Cuban jazz. Read more

NYJO at Young Euro Classic 2024
NYJO at Young Euro Classic 2024

Event date - August 13, 2024

Locationvenue - Konzerthaus Berlin

NYJO heads to Berlin with a bespoke programme for Young Euro Classic. Read more