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NYJC-workshops-Southend-webThe National Youth Jazz Collective is the country’s biggest network for teaching young musicians to play and improvise in small bands.

We help you:

  • Build confidence as an improvising musician
  • Explore the most popular rhythms used in jazz, funk, pop & rock bands
  • Play melodies, grooves, hooks and riffs by ear (without notation)
  • Compose and improvise new musical ideas
  • Become a stronger, more interactive band member

guitars & bassTrain with top tutors who are all professional composers and performing jazz musicians, using the NYJC teaching method where you learn by playing.

ALL instruments welcome (not just Western or jazz). Singers welcome.

Opportunities to prepare for NYJC’s top-flight Summer Schools

Meet and connect with others your age with similar interests and talents

NYJC Workshops through the year

sam kitBetween 24 and 48 young musicians in the same venue.

Split into groups of around 10 with similar playing level to you.

Each group has their own friendly expert tutor.

Six Sundays, 10 am to 6 pm, October 2017 to June 2018 (gaps for Christmas and Easter holidays).

4 sessions in the day in your group: learning tunes, improvising, arranging, creating new ideas.

Segirl fluteries ends with a final public concert.

Subsidised costs and bursaries for those who might not afford full price

Connecting you to other jazz tuition support and playing opportunities in your area

sitar-girlWho are they for?

Young musicians aged 8 to 18.

With some ability on your instrument (but no grades necessary)

Players from other music traditions who want to develop their improvisation skills

Want to see some concerts from our London bands? Click through to our YouTube page:

Level 1 bandNYJC combo KP 2016

Level 2 band

Level 3 band

Level 4 band

Are we in your area??

Our list of regions is growing by the year but we know we’ve got a long way to go! Some people travel more than 100 miles to attend (it’s worth it because you get a long day once you’re there). Check out if we’re near you:

London [Kings Place]

Milton Keynes/ Bedfordshire

Hampshire / Devon [Mountbatten School Music Academy]

South Yorkshire [Rotherham Music]


NYJC Regional Workshops happen because we are supported by:

The Arts Council England

Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation

to whom we are profoundly grateful!