National Youth Jazz Orchestra 2019
In association with the Lancashire Music Education Hub
Our 50th anniversary concerts season features many musicians who have had long relationships with Lancaster University and NYJO have always been hugely popular with our audiences.
NYJO 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, to bring you the very best in British big-band jazz. Under the Artistic Direction of Mark Armstrong, the 23-piece orchestra perform around 40 concerts a year nationally and internationally, and aim to inspire the next generation of young jazz musicians with education work wherever they tour. Over its 53-year history, NYJO has helped launch the careers of many of the country’s most renowned jazz musicians including Guy Barker, Amy Winehouse, Mark Nightingale and Mercury Award nominee Laura Jurd.
In tonight’s concert, expect a variety of well-known jazz classics alongside new brand commissions from some of today’s most exciting composers in the genre. We will kick-off tonight’s concert with a short performance from the talented young jazzers from the NYJO Regional Academy in Cumbria & Lancashire.