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THURSDAY 22nd December 2016 – NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA ‘Christmas Show’

Under the direction of Mark Armstrong, NYJO returns to the Spice of Life for a jazz Christmas extravaganza. Listen out for swinging Christmas classics including Winter Wonderland, The Christmas Song and Sleigh Ride, as well as original NYJO takes on carols such as God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, We Wish You a Merry Christmas and O Come, O Come, Emmanuel. Music Director: MARK ARMSTRONG; trumpet: TOM SYSON, ZAK EASTOP, CAMERON JOHNSON, ALEX RIDOUT; trombone: CHRIS VALENTINE, ED PARR, JACOB COOPER; bass trombone: JOHN CADDICK; alto saxophone: JIM GOLD, TOM SMITH; tenor saxophone: DAVID HEALEY, TOM RIDOUT, baritone saxophone: JESSAMY HOLDER; piano: ED RICH; bass: MAX KAHN; guitar: OLIVER MASON; drums: MAX MILLS; vocals: ELLIE BIGNALL & MIKE LACK
The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) is Britain’s leading ensemble for young people up to 25 playing big-band jazz. Its mission is to perform exceptional music to excite audiences and engage with young people of all backgrounds around the country. In addition to the main performing orchestra, the organisation operates the weekly NYJO Academy comprising several training bands and a vocal ensemble, plus a nationwide series of workshops and educational events intended to inspire children and young people with a love of music and jazz.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IXa3KZH-3Q – Doors: 7pm, Music: 8pm – £10/£8 advance https://www.wegottickets.com/event/383698

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