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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

BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2020

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.

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#NationalYouthJazz Wednesdays: December Update

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.

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"I’m still friends with, and work with, the people I met on NYJC 12 years ago and the experience of music making in that environment is still with me to this day.” - Sam Healey (Saxophonist)

Applications for NYJC's 2021 Summer School are open, link in bio!

📸 by Sarah Hickson

Applications are now open for NYJC's 2021 Summer School! 🎶

Book your audition now: http://ow.ly/XU0d50CMXU3

📸 by Sarah Hickson

NYJC Summer School