In the summer of 2018, gifted young jazz musicians from across the country come together to study with and learn from world-class jazz masters during the inaugural season of NYO Jazz. NYO Jazz – a completely free programme for all participants – gives young musicians the opportunity to perform as cultural ambassadors on an international stage and share a uniquely American musical genre with cultures around the world through an international tour each summer.
Trumpet player Sean Jones – one of the field’s outstanding performer-composer-educators – serves as soloist and bandleader for NYO Jazz’s Carnegie Hall debut and inaugural European tour, which includes performances in Bury St Edmunds, London, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Kassel and Berlin.
World-renowned jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves will also be featured as a guest artist on NYO Jazz’s European tour.
Read more about NYO Jazz, including interviews with Sean Jones and Carnegie Hall’s Doug Beck and Clive Gillinson, in the article below, from Issue 2 of The Green Room:
The Apex, Charter Square, Bury Saint Edmunds, UK
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, UK
The Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, UK
Kongress Palais / Stadthalle, Kassel, Germany
Konzerthaus Berlin, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany