NYJO’s 45th Anniversary this Sunday 10/10/10

NYJO is celebrating its 45th Aniversary this Sunday 10/10/10 at the 100 Club*. The festivities will last from 4pm until 11pm

Here’s the programme

4.00pm Doors open
4.30 – 5.15 NYJO2 – NYJO’s current training band.
5.30-6.30 NYJO Originals – alumni from NYJO’s first 10 years.
6.45-8.00 NYJO1 – NYJO’s touring band at large, expect the best of the country’s young jazz musicians (all under 26 years old).
8.15-9.15 NYJO Nonet – recent ex-NYJO1 members.
9.30-10.45 NYJO All Stars – NYJO alumni from the late 70s onwards, a feast of established musicians from the UK jazz scene.

Tickets at £20 are available on 05603 448023 or by e-mail from esther@nyjo.org.uk

Two of the people involved have written in to LondonJazz

Mark Armstrong:

“I have been involved with NYJO continuously for about 19 years as a player, composer and latterly musical director. It is a privilege and responsibility to be taking on the mantle of the great Bill Ashton, whose contribution to music education and vocational training in this country is extraordinary. I am excited by the opportunity to explore new avenues while retaining the heritage and traditions of our band.”

And Callum Au:

“It’s incredible that an organisation like NYJO can even function for as long as 45 years, let alone produce such a huge percentage of the country’s best jazz musicians during that time.The concept of a band made up of the very best of NYJO alumni since the band’s formation is pretty amazing.”

(*)Thank you to a sharp-eyed reader.

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