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NYJC is without a doubt, Britain’s best starting point for young jazz enthusiasts who want to learn the essentials of improvised music in small ensembles.
Nick Smart NYJC

“NYJC has established itself as the primary means through which young, like-minded jazz players can meet to play and learn together. Their summer school and feeder regional programmes are an invaluable opportunity to experience the highest level of jazz education while forging significant and sometimes life-long musical peer partnerships.”

Nick Smart – Head of Jazz at the Royal Academy of Music

Arts Council England

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.

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 2 Heads of Jazz at the Royal Academy and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Alex Ridout

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

The Future

NYJC intends to maintain its position as the leading organisation for young jazz musicians across the country and the most dependable source of talented students for all Jazz educators – building the resources and expertise needed by gifted musicians from any background.

We have achieved great things so far – look at the success of the former students pictured above – but we want to reach and support another 350 like them per year. To make this happen we need a further £60,000 a year of which £12,000 will come from donors and personal givers.

We are determined to keep building NYJC so that the next generation of gifted young Jazz musicians are able to realise their full potential…

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