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Billy Marrows

Photo: Jess Bullen NYJC Summer School year(s): 2011 and 2012​ Winner of 2019 Eddie Harvey Jazz Arranger of the Year Award   Won the small ensemble category Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition in 2016 Won the big band category Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition in 2018  Billy Marrows is a London-based guitarist and award-winning composer. Billy leads […]

Matt Carter

NYJC Summer School year(s): 2012​   From 2017-2021, Matt studied jazz piano at The Royal Academy of Music. During that time Matt was involved in some incredible projects, including: A big band project with Chris Potter and Dave Holland; a big band project playing the music of Steely Dan, featuring Hamish Stuart; a small band […]

Ronan Perrett

NYJC Summer schools 2010 & 2011. Regional workshops in Cornwall, 2010 Ronan’s band Twospeak won concerts at Nica and Ural Terra Jazz Festivals at the Jazz Juniors competition in Krakow last October. He was the recipient of the Transmission Fund from Help Musicians to study with John Hollenbeck and received an Arts Council England grant […]

Alex Woods

NYJC Summer School year(s): pre 2009 Yamaha Jazz Scholar Award in collaboration with Jazzwise and the Houses of Parliament award winner. Bill Warman musician of the year for outstanding ability award winner. Stars of the future Cork Jazz Festival award winner. ​   Alex Woods is an accomplished and multi award winning saxophonist, composer and […]

Will Barry

NYJC Summer School year(s): 2010 Musician’s Company Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2017 Will Barry is an award-winning pianist, drummer and percussionist from London who graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2016. He is part of numerous projects internationally, most prominently touring with Phronesis bassist Jasper Høiby’s group ‘Fellow Creatures’ in Turkey, […]

Alex Clarke

Short Course 2015 NYJC Summer School year(s): 2016, 2017 & 2018 Finalist in the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2020 Winner of the “Rising Star” category in the 2019 British Jazz Awards Brand Ambassador for Play It Again UK Alex is known to be one of the most in-demand and versatile reeds players […]

Alex Paxton

NYJC Summer School year(s): 2007 Dankworth Jazz Composition Prize 2020 London Symphony Orchestra Panufnik composer 2020 International Composition Seminar in 2019 Harriet Cohen Music Award 2018 International Society Contemporary Music 2017 Leverhulme Art Scholar 2017 Royal College of Music Composition Prize 2016 Royal Academy of Music Composition Prize 2013 Alex (1990) is a composer and […]

Tom Barford

NYJC Summer School year(s): 2010, 2011 2017 Kenny Wheeler Prize Tom was raised in a musical family and grew up surrounded by music, from Frank Sinatra to Louis Armstrong. He started the saxophone at the age of 9 but it wasn’t until a few years later that Will Osborne’s inspiring lessons led Tom to a […]

Sam Healey

NYJC Summer School year(s): 2008 Help Musicians’ Peter Whittingham Development Award 2020 Serious Take five Development Scheme Sam completed a classical performance degree on saxophone at Royal Northern College of Music and became a fellow of the Royal Schools of Music, before joining Beats&Pieces Big band as Alto 1.  He spent 6 years touring Europe […]

Tom Smith

NYJC Summer School year(s): 2012, 2013 and 2014 Help Musicians’ Peter Whittingham Development Award 2018 Tom Smith is a London based saxophonist and composer. Twice finalist of the BBC Young Jazz Musician in 2014 and 2016, he completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in 2018, and is preparing to release his first […]