Tickets: £15 plus a booking fee*
*£1.40 per ticket in person/by phone or 7% per transaction online
The world famous National Youth Jazz Orchestra is celebrating 50 years of showcasing the country's most talented young jazz musicians. From a swinging rhythm section to a raft of hugely talented soloists, this is a big band in fine form.
Many of the UK's most prolific jazz musicians have performed with NYJO, often becoming established stars whilst still playing with the band. Alumni include Guy Barker, Dennis Rollins, Amy Winehouse and Chris Dagley.
Known as one of the 'coolest' bands in jazz for good reason, NYJO have impromptu performances with Jamie Cullum at St Pancras Station and countless solo instrument competition wins under their belt. They tour some of the foremost venues in the UK, as well as Europe, the US, Australia and New Zealand, and appear regularly on television, including the BBC Proms. Other highlights include playing at the Vortex Jazz Club in London, an annual three-night New Year residency at Ronnie Scott's, gigs at the Wigan and Scarborough Jazz Festivals and they still had time for an exchange visit with BuJazzO, the Youth Jazz Orchestra of Germany, earlier this year.
The NYJO has recorded well over 40 albums and their current CD, 'The Change', was released to critical acclaim in September 2012.