NYJO Presents – The Great American Songbook

NYJO (National Youth Jazz Orchestra) 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 52-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 Laura Jurd.

Tonight NYJO presents is Great American Songbook programme, which explores the very best jazz standards from the 1920s to the 1950s with classics from Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael and George Gershwin. New for 2018 we’ll be giving the Great American Songbook programme a female twist, celebrating contributions to the Songbook from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone and Dorothy Fields.

New for 2018 we’ll be giving the Great American Songbook programme a female twist, celebrating contributions to the Songbook from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone and Dorothy Fields.

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National Youth Jazz Orchestra, The Great American Songbook