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The Sound of Bradford 2022

NYJC and Milap proudly present their “Indo-jazz club” Celebrating their trail-blazing collaboration now in its 10th year

Be inspired. Be empowered. Be creative!

Participation cost for 3 days


Workshop dates

15th May 2022: 10am-6pm (postponed due to Covid)
19th June 2022: 10am-6pm
17th July 2022: 10am-6pm

All workshops will end in a sharing session at 4:30pm open to parents/guardians

Final Performance

17th July 2022: 4pm-6pm 

ALL instruments, including singers, are welcome – not just Indian, not just jazz! No instrument grades are required – but a basic ability (similar to grade 2-3) at entry level.

Meet and connect with other enthusiastic young musicians sharing your interests and celebrating your talents by joining this exciting collaboration.

Learn an exciting programme of Indian and jazz tunes by ear as well as collectively writing your own.

NB Everyone except pianists are expected to bring their own instrument.

The National Youth Jazz Collective specialises in bringing together young musicians (aged 8-18), keen to develop their creative skills and interests through small group improvisation and composition. Whether complete beginners or young professionals, our programme of regional and national projects develops their ability to play by ear, improvise, compose, arrange and band-lead through an inspirational and diverse programme of cross-genre, cross-cultural repertoire – introducing them to other young musicians of similar age and ability, within a nurturing and supportive environment. All NYJC activity is supported by online teaching & learning resources and bespoke programmes of Continuing Professional Development, designed to support the creative needs of the young musicians’ teachers and music leaders.

Meet some of NYJC’s alumni.

Indo-Jazz Tutors: NYJC’s multi-award winning Artistic Director Issie Barratt & senior tutor Kathy Dyson and Milap’s Artist in Residence Kousic Sen

Milap is the UK’s leading Indian arts and culture company with a mission of producing memorable and inspirational experiences in Indian arts for everyone.  Milap’s education work includes participation, training and resources for talented children right up to professional artists to regularly enhance their skills.


Kala Sangam Arts Centre,
1 Forster Ct

Hear some of NYJC’s work with the amazing Kousic Sen!

Hear some of NYJC’s work led by Dr Kathy Dyson at 2019’s Summer School

Hear our Artistic Director’s new ensemble – INTERCHANGE who’ll be playing at the Leeds Jazz Festival 5th June