The National Youth Jazz Orchestra is a glittering showcase for the UK’s finest young professional jazz musicians, combining a hard-swinging rhythm section and a raft of hugely talented soloists. Performing around forty concerts a year both nationally and internationally, NYJO has helped launch the careers of many of the country’s most renowned jazz musicians including Guy Barker, Amy Winehouse, Mark Nightingale and Laura Jurd.
“NYJO has never been conformist, never hewing to one particular line, never known for fawning replications and very deliberately these days a vehicle for new possibilities.” – Peter Vacher, Jazzwise
The ‘Bebop and Beyond’ programme takes you on a jazz journey. From the ground-breaking sounds of Dizzy Gillespie’s bebop big band which transformed jazz from dance music to an entertaining art form in its own right, through the great jazz legends who developed the jazz sound we know and love today, including Thad Jones, Buddy Rich and Maynard Ferguson.
Expect electric sounds and impressive improvisations as the band explore the world of bebop, and beyond!
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