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NYJC Achievements

The key to NYJC’s  success in encouraging and training Britain’s future Jazz stars is our unrivalled roster of 70 world class tutors including 46 conservatoire professors and two Heads of Jazz at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

The Arts Council England recognised NYJC in 2015 as a centre of excellence in music and awarded us their top-ranking status of “National Portfolio Organisation” (NPO) along with annual core funding of £124,000.

Since 2007…

… many BBC Jazz Musician of the Year winners are NYJC alumni
… 70% of the finalists and 75% or the winners are NYJC Alumni
…ALL female winners finalists & semi-finalists are from NYJC’s     Creative Leadership Ensemble
… many of NYJC’s alumni have gone on to win Grammys®, Parliamentary Jazz Awards, JazzFM Awards, Paul Hamlyn & Ivor Novello Awards for Composers and have been nominated for Mercury Awards
… NYJC has become a trusted provider of musicians and educators by the tertiary education community
…82% of Summer School participants and 95% of regional participants can only access tuition in small group jazz improvisation via NYJC as they cannot do so at school or through their local Music Education Hub.
…50% of our Summer School participants cannot access GCSE or A Level Music courses.
and yet
90% of Summer School participants go on to Jazz degrees
In the space of seven and a half years, NYJC grew from a pilot summer school (2007) to a company (2010) and charity (2011) and into one of Arts Council’s England’s top-ranking National Portfolio Organisations (2015)
In 2014 our Artistic Director was awarded the Parliamentary Jazz Award for Education
In 2017 NYJC received the Music Teachers Awards for Excellence: Best Musical Initiative
In 15 years NYJC’s faculty of teaching artists has grown from 10 to 75 – 16% of the faculty graduated from NYJC’s ambassador training scheme and 11% are NYJC alumni

“NYJC got me into Jazz. I probably wouldn’t be anywhere near what I’m doing today without NYJC …. It’s the best tuition you can get”

Alexandra Ridout – 2016 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year