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.
Help raise £12,000 to support our Summer School
Our most visible and popular programme is our annual residential Summer School where, via a national audition tour, we select 45 of the most gifted and talented musicians in the UK between 14 and 18 years of age.
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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!
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.
Join NYJC for the next instalment of the #NationalYouthJazz Wednesday series when multi-award winning Executive Artistic Director, Issie Barratt LIVE in conversation with NYJC’s award winning alumni, Alex Ridout and Xhosa Cole! https://www.facebook.com/NationalYouthJazzCollective/posts/10158971045438949
IT'S HERE! Check out NYJC's brand new website! Find out how you can develop your skills, passion and experience; meet our alumni; enjoy, learn and be inspired by our online resources & more! https://nationalyouthjazz.co.uk/
Join NYJC for the next instalment of the #NationalYouthJazz Wednesday series TONIGHT at 6pm when NYJC’s Artistic Director, Issie Barratt will be joined LIVE in conversation on our FB page with key members of NYJC’s stellar teaching faculty, Liam Noble and Rowland Sutherland!