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Three Stunning Summer Concerts to Celebrate NYJC’s 15th Birthday!

Get ready for three almighty 15th Birthday celebrations as NYJC showcases 2022’s five Summer School combos, three Short Course combos and brand new Vocal Project each performing their own stunning concerts in Benenden School’s brand new music school!

NYJC’s 15th Birthday Summer School Final Concert, Saturday 20th August, 5-8pm @ Benenden School’s Centenary Hall: Get your tickets here!

Every year the National Youth Jazz Collective runs a week-long Summer School, open to all-comers through a national audition tour to identify the most outstanding young musicians from around England. This year the standard is higher than ever!

After a week of being supported by NYJC’s stellar team of world-class teaching artists, the summer school ends with a concert, presenting the future of British jazz who perform an exciting and eclectic programme of improvised music.

The main theme for this year’s summer school is dance and film. Composer and improviser Neil Brand (frequently presents BBC4 programmes on film and teaches improvising to film at the Royal Academy of Music) will be working with each of the combos. Swing dancers Simon and Anna Selmon of SwingdanceUK and members of Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company (based in Ashford) will also be bringing the set lists to life!

Tickets are available to buy through Eventbrite. Adult tickets (18+) are priced at £5 (plus charges), child tickets are free. Please book your tickets here.

NYJC also invites you to:

NYJC’s 15th Birthday Vocal Project Final Concert, Sunday 14th August, 3-4pm @ Benenden School’s Recital Hall: Get your tickets here!

NYJC’s brand new vocal project led by Pete Churchill and Anita Wardell offers a unique opportunity for young jazz vocalists, who don’t get the same level of ensemble opportunity as their instrumental peers in regional big bands.

NYJC’s 15th Birthday Short Course Final Concert, Sunday 21st August, 4-6pm @ Benenden School’s Centenary Hall: Get your tickets here!

NYJC’s Short Course is an inspirational 4-day residential programme for applicants who clearly demonstrate musical talent at their audition but are not quite ready for the main Summer School. 

Catch up on past NYJC Summer School Final Concerts: