National Youth Jazz Orchestra
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Policy Statement

This event is being organised by a local committee of musicians and jazz fans.

Our aim is to promote jazz on the Isle of Wight. Members of the committee will not receive any financial reward. Inspected accounts will be made available on request.

The committee will cover the cost of the main venues and headline acts. This will be funded by sponsorship, ticket sales and other fund-raising activities.

Any subsequent profits will go towards funding future events.

We will encourage other performances during the period. However, we will not act as agents. It will be the responsibility of the performers and venues to negotiate between themselves.

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NYJO (The National Youth Jazz Orchestra)

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) is a British jazz orchestra founded in 1965 by Bill Ashton.

Based in Westminster, London, NYJO started life as the London Schools' Jazz Orchestra and evolved into becoming the national orchestra. Its aims are to provide an opportunity for gifted young musicians from around the UK to perform big band jazz and to introduce a love of jazz to as wide an audience as possible.

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra is selected by audition and invitation, and has a maximum age of 25.
It was created to focus on developing school aged jazz musicians in greater London.
In 2013 it acquired jazz's first ever Royal patron, HRH the Earl of Wessex, who had seen the band perform live at Buckingham Palace in December 2014.

NYJO has an extensive discography of over 40 recordings. A double CD album FIFTY and matching NYJO branded mouse pad was released in late 2015 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of NYJO's formation, with guest appearances by alumnus Mark Nightingale, Zoe Rahman and Julian Siegel.

NYJO's members have included many of the major names in British jazz over the last three decades, including Julian Arg├╝elles, Guy Barker, Teresa Gallagher, Steve Hill, Nigel Hitchcock, Carol Kenyon, Dave O'Higgins, Simon Phillips, Brian Priestley, Frank Ricotti, Amy Winehouse, Bobby Worth and of course our own Sandy Suchadolski.

Watch NYJO perform "Caravan" at the BBC Proms

NYJO Website


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