The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) has been the starting point for the cream of British jazz for over 50 years and is Britain’s longest-running organisation for young people up to 25 playing big-band jazz.
NYJO is a registered charity, whose mission is to promote jazz as an exciting, engaging and inspirational art form through world-class performances and training opportunities. NYJO has helped launch the careers of many of the UK’s most renowned musicians, including Guy Barker, Amy Winehouse, Mark Nightingale, Laura Jurd and Gwilym Simcock.
NYJO’s flagship band is the UK’s premier youth jazz orchestra, performing around 40 concerts annually – nationally and internationally. Recent highlights include a yearly residency at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, performing with Gregory Porter at Buckingham Palace, a major European tour with the German (BuJazzO) and Dutch (NJJO) National Youth Jazz Orchestras, a televised performance at the BBC Proms and repeat appearances at the EFG London Jazz Festival. NYJO celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015 and released a critically-acclaimed double-album ‘NYJO FIFTY’.
Address: 5 Vigo St, Mayfair, London W1S 3HB
Tel: 020 7494 1733