The NYJO Nonet comprises the very best pf past and present members of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. The Nonet is a showcase for some of the most talented young jazz musicians working in the UK, all of whom have progressed through the NYJO family.
With a focus on small-group improvisation, the Nonet will play classics from the Great American Songbook for which it has established a reputation for performing with consummate skill, inspired soloists and wonderful ‘cool-school’ arrangements.
The National Jazz Archive holds the UK’s finest collection of written, printed and visual material on jazz, blues and related music, from the 1920s to the present day. Founded in 1988 by trumpeter Digby Fairweather, the following 30 years have seen the Archive’s vision to ensure that the rich tangible cultural heritage of jazz is safeguarded for future generations of enthusiasts, professionals, researchers and the young jazz musicians performing now and those of the future.
To help the National Jazz Archive celebrate its 30th Anniversary Year, the Nonet will feature the following musicians:
Alto Sax – Lewis Boreland Tenor Sax – Chris Whiter Baritone Sax – Jonny Ford Trumpet – Harry Evans Tromb – Owen Dawson Guitar – Nick Fitch Piano – Joe Hill Bass – Jack Tustin Drums – Rod Oughton Vocals – Ellie Bignall