Kings Place 2016-17

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NYJC is delighted to be working in partnership with Kings Place Music Foundation again, offering a series of jazz workshops for young musicians aged 8 -18 that focuses on small group improvisation in streamed groups, designed to support all levels of ability (whatever the instrument) from beginner to advanced. The programme consisting of workshops led by the Collective’s Founder and Artistic Director, Issie Barratt with NYJC tutors and visiting artists each supported by NYJC’s current cohort of trainee ambassadors.

Each Sunday workshop ends with an informal concert given in the main foyer, comprising a short set performed by the NYJC tutors followed by a performance given by the young musicians of the music learnt that day.

Click here to see performances from last year’s final concert!

This is a great opportunity for all young jazz musicians wishing to work with expert jazz educators. Our tutors are also active members of the international jazz scene – but you don’t have to be an expert to join in. Participants are carefully placed into ensembles, each made up of young musicians of a similar standard. This makes sure everyone gets to develop their playing as they participate in creating new music together.

The dates for Kings Place workshops 2016-17 are:

  • 16th October 2016
  • 18th December 2016
  • 29th January 2017
  • 26th March 2017
  • 14th May 2017
  • 25th June 2017

Times: 10am – 6pm with a performance at 4.30pm

We normally deliver the last Sunday’s performance in the Kings Place theatre (confirmed during the course).

Cost: £128 (pay upon acceptance on the course).

A bursary scheme is available for young people whose household is in receipt of benefits. You can request this when you apply.

Committing to the Workshops

NYJC is really happy for participants to attend the first session as a taster, but requests that participants commit to all future sessions. This ensures educational continuity for the entire group. We appreciate there will be exceptional reasons that result in unforeseen absence, but please be aware of how this impact on the rest of the group. You must sign up for the whole series of workshops. This is important to achieve continuity.


We are accepting late applications from DRUMMERS & BASS PLAYERS ONLY!!! We cannot guarantee there will be spaces left but if you’d like to register your interest click HERE

The National Youth Jazz Collective can also support and assess Arts Award candidates.

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