auditions are overTeam NYJC have just finished their biggest ever Summer School audition tour, meeting 132 young jazz musicians in 13 cities around England.

We are glad to say that 87 of these were new to us, meaning that our reach and offer has found its way to many more young people. The standard was higher than ever with many students developing their skills greatly with very little support around them. We’re glad we’ve now found each other!

It also meant that a few young people of a standard that would have previously made it onto the courses were disappointed… as were we, because we think they’re brilliant and wish we could take more.

10-in-2017-round45 young players will join this year’s Summer School at the Purcell School in Herts. Thier final performance will be at our 10th Anniversary Concert on 12th August in Kings Place London. Watch this space for how you can be in the audience as it promises to be stunning!

39 have been offered places on our Short Course which will this year have 4 ensembles rather than 3.

All in all a bumper year. We want to thank our partners around the country who helped to conduct the auditions; those who came to meet us and pass on info about what’s happening in their area, and also those who helped to host the auditions. Thanks too to all who passed on the word that our Summer School is a priceless offer for those looking to reach the top in jazz!