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. We offer a rolling programme of regional activities across England, including the National Youth Jazz Summer School, and support the needs of regional educators and music leaders. NYJC was founded in 2006 by its Artistic Director Issie Barratt in collaboration with a roster of over 40 world class jazz musicians and educators.
Our President is Dave Holland – a great jazz luminary known for his work with many of the most formative names in jazz. Dave has regularly taken time to visit us from his home in New York, and takes part in our our National Youth Jazz Summer School: our pinnacle event which gathers young talent from our work in all regions of England. To Support NYJC Click Here