The only way is Essex for the Ridout’s family band – supported by local NYJC players – next week. Come along – it’s free!
As part of the Archive’s HLF Inter-generational Jazz Reminiscence project the BBC Young Jazz Musician 2016, Alexandra Ridout, is at Southend Jazz Club on Monday 27 February.
There will be displays of archive material from the Project, showing how different generations have invested in and celebrated jazz.
The National Jazz Archive holds the UK’s finest collection of written, printed and visual material on jazz, blues and related music, from the 1920s to the present day. Find out more about the National Jazz Archive here.
When? 7.30 pm 27th Feb 2017 Where?? EKCO Social and Sports Club, Thornford Gardens Southend-On-Sea Essex SS2 6PU Cost?? Nothing!
A fantastic FREE opportunity for all young musicians, aged 8-18 to work with NYJC’s inspiring team of award winning artists, led by Artistic Director Issie Barratt, key tutor Laura Jurd & the members of CLE – A fabulous group of gifted and talented young jazz musicians and composers from all over the UK.
The workshop will focus on small group improvisation and original composition, working in streamed groups of similar levels of ability – from beginner to advanced.
We encourage players of all instruments – even those not traditionally associated with jazz – so please, don’t be shy!
The workshop starts at 2pm and finishes at 4pm. This will be proceeded by an informal concert for family and friends in the main hall from 4.30 – 5.30pm. The concert will include the Creative Leadership Ensemble’s 40 minute set of original material before culminating in an informal sharing of pieces learnt in the workshops.
If you have any queries please contact NYJC’s project manager, Dee Byrne: email@example.com
To book your place: click HERE to fill in the online application form.
NYJC’s MEGA GIG @ EFG London Jazz Festival @ 16:30 – 17:15 on Sunday 16th November at the Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall
– PASS IT ON!
The National Youth Jazz Collective (NYJC) proudly presents a vibrant and highly inventive programme of contemporary improvised music performed by a dectet comprising ten of the nation’s most gifted and talented young jazz musicians aged 14 -18 (hand picked from 2014’s highly competitive National Youth Jazz Collective’s Summer School), including five members of NYJC’s inspirational Creative Leadership Ensemble (CLE) and three of the five finalists of 2014’s inaugural BBC Young Musician of the Year’s jazz award (including the winner, Alexander Bone) . We are also very excited to welcome Jessica Mistry, special guest Indian flautist from SAMYO (South Asian Music Youth Orchestra), who will be joining the dectet for this performance. Repertoire will include works by young composers from CLE generating a level of groove based improvisation that will take your breath away!
Ella Hohnen-Ford – vocals
Alex Ridout – trumpet
Jake Labazzi – trumpet
Tom Smith – alto saxophone
Alexander Bone – alto saxophone
Asha Parkinson – tenor saxophone
Nick Fitch – guitar
Stephanie Wills – piano
Daisy George – bass
Adam Woodcock – drum kit
…and special guest:
Jessica Mistry – Indian Flute
To all our talented young NYJC musicians: Do you have a band or project that would like the chance to perform on Saturday 4th October (daytime)? We have been offered the opportunity to do a 45 minute performance as part of ‘Fun Palaces’, a multimedia interactive event held at Borough Hall, Greenwich – home to NYJC.
To find out more about the event click HERE
Please get in touch asap by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – the deadline is Monday!
Watermill Jazz presents 47 phenomenal jazz gigs a year in Dorking, Surrey. Continuing their support for young jazz musicians and composers, they are delighted to announce the Watermill Jazz Young Composers Award 2012 which they are offering in association with the National Youth Jazz Collective. Read more….