On Sunday 25th November the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) is a charity, whose mission is to promote jazz as an exciting, engaging and inspirational art form through world-class performances and education work. NYJO’s flagship band is the UK’s premier youth (under 26) jazz orchestra, performing around 40 concerts annually – nationally and internationally. Alongside these performances, NYJO delivers inspirational education work wherever it goes. NYJO also operates a weekly Academy, which offers London-based access to jazz ensembles for young musicians of varying levels and abilities.
The concert featured Knutsford Multi-Academy Trust, Sandbach School and Poynton High School talented big bands showcasing their jazz skills, followed by a swinging set from the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.