There’s no Easter holiday rest for the wicked jazz auditioners.

The NYJC team are about to hit the road to listen to 133 young jazz musicians around the country. From Exeter in the south-west to north-eastern Newcastle our quest is to find the finest young players and bring them together for a life changing week in July at our Summer School.

Full kudos to our Founding Artistic Director Issie Barratt who will hear every one of them! In each venue she will be assisted by a local teaching jazz musician who also gives us insight into what’s happening in their region.

Half way through Issie is working as Artist in Residence at the Sage Gateshead, after our day of auditions there. If this doesn’t kill her then we don’t know what will…

Good luck to all who we are going to meet and listen to in the coming weeks: we’re proud of every one of you!