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Emma Rawicz

Photo courtesy of @DrakeYolanDaAWD Photographer @mariolazoladz NYJC Short Course 2017 NYJC Summer Schools 2018 and 2019​ Recent awards/prizes:    Drake Yolanda Award  Brubeck Jazz Summit attendee 2022 Parliamentary Jazz Awards – Best Newcomer 2022 Emma Rawicz is an award-winning young saxophonist and composer, already making waves on the UK music scene. She has been described as ‘a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]