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National Youth Jazz Collective announce all star fund raising concert “Jazz For The Future”.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019


We have received the following news release;


NEWS RELEASE FROM NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ COLLECTIVE


NEWS RELEASE

February 19th 2019

from NYJC (National Youth Jazz Collective)


ALL STAR LINE UP FOR NYJC FUND RAISER


A host of top British jazz musicians will perform at a gala fundraising concert for NYJC at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, on April 29th at 8pm (doors open 6.30pm) called
JAZZ FOR THE FUTURE


With NYJC Vice President, Julian Joseph, will be: Liane Carroll; John Etheridge; Tim Garland; Laura Jurd; Mark Lockheart; Orphy Robinson; Ian Shaw; Cleveland Watkiss; Norma Winstone; Jason Yarde; and BBC Young Musician of the Year, Alex Ridout, plus others.


The concert will be curated by multi award winning, NYJC Artistic Director, Issie Barratt.


All funds raised will go to supporting the annual NYJC Summer School. NYJC provides music education across the country for youngsters of school age, to enable them to play by ear in small groups: to learn, improvise, compose, arrange and lead bands. The amazing Annual Summer School selects 45 of the nation’s best young jazz musicians from a 16 day audition tour, to play in ensembles supported by 15 world class professional jazz musicians.


Issie Barratt said, “Our aim is to help young jazz musicians of school age become the best. We have a long list of alumni, many of whom have become top class professional musicians and household names in the jazz community. Some are in the line up for this unique event.


“We are grateful to all the musicians for offering their services and to Ross Dines of the Pizza Express Jazz Club for providing the venue for what will be a truly memorable event.”


Tickets cost £36 and are available on the Pizza Express Jazz Club website: pizzaexpresslive.com


For further information, please contact Bob Blizzard, Chair of NYJC Development Board, on 07710 100100 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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