Huge NYJC congratulations to Deschanel Gordon – 2020’s BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year and a hearty NYJC congratulations to the five NYJC alumni that got through to the semi-finals (Alex Clarke, Asha Parkinson, Emma Rawicz, Ralph Porrett and Roella Oloro) and rapturous applause to Alex and Ralph for getting through to the final.
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.
If you care about helping young talented musicians develop their skills and become the new stars of the future we need your support.
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Collectively exploring the relationship between jazz music and dance!
NYJC alumni, tutors and key shakers and groovers on the current scene in conversation with NYJC Artistic Director Issie Barratt. Here’s the upcoming schedule of our online series of interviews for #NationalYouthJazz Wednesdays at 6pm.