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Will Glaser

NYJC Summer School year(s): 2010 In November 2019 awarded the Developing your creative practice fund, by Arts Council England. Will was born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. In 2010 he moved to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since Graduating from Guildhall in 2014, Will has become a highly in demand sideman […]

Alex Hitchcock

NYJC Summer School year(s): 2010 Peter Whittingham Award 2018 Conad Jazz Contest at 2018 Umbria Jazz Festival London-born Alex Hitchcock is an award-winning saxophonist and composer. His group AuB, which releases its first album on Edition Records in 2020, was described as ‘ready to make cataclysmic waves in the sound of UK jazz’ by Jazzwise. […]

Alexandra Ridout

NYJC Summer School year(s): Short course 2012, Summer schools 2013,14,15,16 2016 – BBC Young Musician Jazz Award 2018 – British jazz Awards ‘Rising Star’ Alexandra Ridout was crowned the winner of the BBC Young Musician Jazz Award 2016 aged 17 and was noted in ‘The shape of jazz to come: who to look out for […]

Sam Watts

NYJC Summer School year(s): 2007 Sam Watts is a pianist and composer specialising in Brazilian music and Jazz. He has recorded and performed with artists including Jean Toussaint, Jason Miles, Jason Marsalis, Abram Wilson and Judi Jackson. In 2017 he released his debut album “Mime Music” on the SPARK! Label. He has also appeared on […]

Laura Jurd

Laura Jurd

NYJC Summer School year(s): 2007 Ivor Composer Award 2019 – jazz large ensemble Laura Jurd is a trumpet player, composer and improviser from the UK.  A recipient of multiple awards and a BBC New Generation Artist from 2015-2017, Laura has developed a formidable reputation as one of the most distinctive and creative composer-performers to emerge […]

Asha Parkinson

Asha Parkinson

NYJC Summer School year(s): 2014, 2015, 2016 Asha Parkinson is a London-based composer and saxophonist whose work regularly crosses the boundaries between traditions. She was twice semi-finalist in the BBC Young Jazz Musician competition and was shortlisted in the 2016 BBC Inspire Composers Competition. Additionally, she was one of 20 young people internationally to win […]