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
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
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Pending his 2019 Cheltenham Jazz Festival gig with John Surman's Brass Project John talks more about his work with Soft Machine & with Surman, Eberhard Weber & others. He also picks his top ten CDs.
In the second part of his interview with guest contributor Trevor Bannister John establishes himself on the 1960s London jazz and session scene and gets the call from Soft Machine.