Welcome to the National Youth Jazz Collective, a vibrant National Youth Music Organisation that supports the creative and educational needs of the young jazz musician. NYJC focuses on small group improvisation and creates a pathway of progression designed to support young jazz musicians from beginner to emerging professionals through a rolling programme of regional activities across England, the National Youth Jazz Summer School, and by supporting the needs of regional educators and music leaders.
NYJC was founded in 2006 by its current Chief Executive and Artistic Director Issie Barratt supported by a roster of over 40 world class jazz musicians and educators.
Everyone at The National Youth Jazz Collective is delighted to welcome David Holland as our new President . We’re thrilled to be working under the guidance of such a great jazz luminary as we take our work into all regions of the UK and the National Youth Jazz Summer School.
We’re also grateful to the great support received from NYJC’s Vice Presidents Michael Connarty MP, John Fordham, Julian Joseph and Helen Mayhew
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Workshops, Jam Sessions and performance opportunities for school aged Young Jazz Musicians
This is a fantastic opportunity for all young musicians interested in jazz to work with expert jazz educators who are also active members of the international jazz scene.
The three day Summer School focuses on small group improvisation working together in groups each made up of young musicians of a similar standard. The workshops are designed to support a wide range of levels of ability and players of different instruments.
Tutors will include the legendary Les Chisnall and NYJC’s Artistic Director Issie Barratt.
Dates: Tuesday 30th July – Thursday 1st August 2013
Time: 10 – 4 pm
Informal concert for family and friends on Thursday at 2.30pm
Venue: Band on the Wall
25 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JZ
Course fee: £60
We want to ensure that everyone can attend the workshops, regardless of their family’s income, and a bursary scheme is available to help those who need it. Please contact Helena Summerfield in confidence for more information.
To book a place please contact Helena Summerfield on firstname.lastname@example.org
NYJC is delighted to be working in partnership with One Education, Brighter Sounds and Band on the Wall
National Youth Jazz Collective is delighted to welcome our new General Manager Anne Hartley . We’re delighted and thrilled that Anne has joined our new Senior Management team and are really excited about working together on all NYJCs educational initiatives and artistic projects. If you’d like to welcome her by email please go to the contact us option at the bottom of our home page. We know she’d love to hear from you.
Exciting times ahead!
The National Youth Jazz Collective is delighted to launch its National Youth Jazz Summer School 2013, which will be held at LVS Ascot School, Berkshire, from 3pm on 11th August to 11am on 18th August 2013, culminating in a free public performance given by the summer school five combos (6pm-9pm) on 17th August and a pre-concert “Good practice for young jazz musicians” seminar designed to support young aspiring young jazz musicians (and their parents and teachers!) hosted by Jazz FM’s Helen Mayhew at 4.30pm-5.30pm.
This week-long summer school will draw together 43 of England’s most gifted and talented young jazz musicians aged 14 to 18, working alongside a team of extremely experienced jazz educators, who are also internationally renowned jazz artists. Tutors include NYJC’s Founder and Executive Artistic Issie Barratt, Nic France, Mark Lockheart, Liam Noble, Percy Pursglove, Jeremy Price, Nick Smart, Martin Speake and Mike Walker.
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NYJC would like to give a big “thank you” to everyone who made a donation during the Big Give Christmas Challenge last week. Thanks to your generosity, we raised a grand total of £2,860 towards next year’s summer school. Although the opportunity for donations to be matched by the Big Give is now over, you can still make donations through their website.Read More