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NYJC_workshops_A5_final_web_Beds_page_1NYJC is sorry that we are no longer accepting applications for our workshops in Kings Place 2017/18. If you play bass we may be able to fit you in – please contact us on: Thanks.


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 2016’s final concert!  (2017 is currently being prepared )

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 one of four 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 2017-18 are:

  • 15th October 2017
  • 19th November 2017
  • 28th January 2018
  • 25th March 2018
  • 13th May 2018
  • 17th June 2018

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: £156 (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 are accepted on the course.

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.


Please fill in our application form HERE. Closing date 25th September.

You do not have to pay until you are accepted on the course.

This will be after the closing date for applicants on 25th September. We then send offers of a place. Places are offered on a ‘first-come first-served’ by instrument basis (for example – if the first 12 applications were drummers we may have a cut-off and only offer 6, but if the first bass player turned up later in the process she/he would get in…). So better to apply now!

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

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