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Ronan Perrett

NYJC Summer schools 2010 & 2011. Regional workshops in Cornwall, 2010 Ronan’s band Twospeak won concerts at Nica and Ural Terra Jazz Festivals at the Jazz Juniors competition in Krakow last October. He was the recipient of the Transmission Fund from Help Musicians to study with John Hollenbeck and received an Arts Council England grant […]

Alex Woods

NYJC Summer School year(s): pre 2009 Yamaha Jazz Scholar Award in collaboration with Jazzwise and the Houses of Parliament award winner. Bill Warman musician of the year for outstanding ability award winner. Stars of the future Cork Jazz Festival award winner. ​   Alex Woods is an accomplished and multi award winning saxophonist, composer and […]

Will Barry

NYJC Summer School year(s): 2010 Musician’s Company Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2017 Will Barry is an award-winning pianist, drummer and percussionist from London who graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2016. He is part of numerous projects internationally, most prominently touring with Phronesis bassist Jasper Høiby’s group ‘Fellow Creatures’ in Turkey, […]

Alex Clarke

Short Course 2015 NYJC Summer School year(s): 2016, 2017 & 2018 Finalist in the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2020 Winner of the “Rising Star” category in the 2019 British Jazz Awards Brand Ambassador for Play It Again UK Alex is known to be one of the most in-demand and versatile reeds players […]

Alex Paxton

NYJC Summer School year(s): 2007 Dankworth Jazz Composition Prize 2020 London Symphony Orchestra Panufnik composer 2020 International Composition Seminar in 2019 Harriet Cohen Music Award 2018 International Society Contemporary Music 2017 Leverhulme Art Scholar 2017 Royal College of Music Composition Prize 2016 Royal Academy of Music Composition Prize 2013 Alex (1990) is a composer and […]

Tom Barford

NYJC Summer School year(s): 2010, 2011 2017 Kenny Wheeler Prize Tom was raised in a musical family and grew up surrounded by music, from Frank Sinatra to Louis Armstrong. He started the saxophone at the age of 9 but it wasn’t until a few years later that Will Osborne’s inspiring lessons led Tom to a […]

Sam Healey

NYJC Summer School year(s): 2008 Help Musicians’ Peter Whittingham Development Award 2020 Serious Take five Development Scheme Sam completed a classical performance degree on saxophone at Royal Northern College of Music and became a fellow of the Royal Schools of Music, before joining Beats&Pieces Big band as Alto 1.  He spent 6 years touring Europe […]

Tom Smith

NYJC Summer School year(s): 2012, 2013 and 2014 Help Musicians’ Peter Whittingham Development Award 2018 Tom Smith is a London based saxophonist and composer. Twice finalist of the BBC Young Jazz Musician in 2014 and 2016, he completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in 2018, and is preparing to release his first […]

Will Glaser

NYJC Summer School year(s): 2010 In November 2019 awarded the Developing your creative practice fund, by Arts Council England. Will was born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. In 2010 he moved to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since Graduating from Guildhall in 2014, Will has become a highly in demand sideman […]

Ralph Wyld

NYJC Summer School year(s): Summer School 2010 & 2011, and taught on the Short Course 2018 Ralph Wyld is a vibraphonist, percussionist and composer, making his name playing original, contemporary music with artists such as Yazz Ahmed and Stan Sulzmann. Winner of both the Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize, and the Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition […]