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National Youth Jazz Collective
Supporting the Nation’s
Best Young Jazz Musicians

Develop your Skills, Passion and Experience

National Youth Jazz Collective
Supporting the Nation’s
Best Young Jazz Musicians

Develop your Skills, Passion and Experience

The National Youth Jazz Collective enables young jazz enthusiasts to find equally keen young musicians. Together we help develop their skills, passion and experience as jazz players. With our annual Summer School and series of monthly sessions in different regional centres around England, we support music education by empowering 8–18 year-olds to learn, improvise, compose, arrange and lead bands.

National Youth Jazz Collective

If you care about helping young talented musicians develop their skills and become the new stars of the future we need your support.

Happy Birthday NYJC! Help us raise £15,000 to celebrate our 15th birthday

We have spent the past 15 years supporting the next generation of jazz musicians, and we need your help to reach even more young people. Whether it’s through our regional workshops, our annual Summer School and Short Course or our Ambassadors Scheme, we’re there to support the creative needs of the nation’s up-and-coming jazz stars. NYJC alumni have gone on to become BBC Young Jazz Musician Winners, Grammy and Mercury Prize nominated artists and winners at the Parliamentary Jazz and Jazz FM Awards.
Will you help us support the next young stars on the jazz scene and reach our £15,000 target?

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Join our Summer School

Take your playing to the next level

Improvise, compose and arrange with other highly gifted young jazz enthusiasts your own age, while working with 11 of NYJC’s award-winning faculty of inspirational international teaching artists.

Join great improvising musicians, from a wide range of genres and styles, playing a host of different instruments – collectively learning to be unique and creative, while having what will probably be the best week ever!

News & Updates

Get ready for three almighty 15th Birthday celebrations as NYJC showcases 2022's five Summer School combos, three Short Course combos and Vocal Project each performing their own stunning concerts in Benenden School's brand new music school - Pass it on!

Xhosa Cole stole the show in 2018, playing with @GwilymSimcock @PaulaGardiner4 and Asaf Sirkis

📢 BBC Young JAZZ Musician 2022

Open to any style of jazz, on any instrument incl voice!
Closes 22 July #bbcyoungjazzmusician

"We were enchanted by her presence as a musician, her sound... her relationship with the blues"

Trumpeter @AlexRidoutMusic won in 2016🎺

📢BBC Young JAZZ Musician 2022
Open to any style of jazz, incl voice!
Closes FRIDAY #bbcyoungjazzmusician

NYJC Summer School