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NYO-USA Jazz

Carnegie Hall's National Youth Jazz Orchestra

A varied programme that celebrates the big band sound – from Basie and Ellington to hip-hop and R&B.

NYO Jazz
Sean Jones Trumpet/Bandleader
Dianne Reeves Vocalist 

Showcasing American music for big band from Basie and Ellington to today's jazz  greats The International Festival's spectacular six-concert celebration of some of the world's finest youth ensembles continues with one of the globe's most dynamic youth groups.

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra of the USA – or NYO Jazz – was founded just this year at New York’s Carnegie Hall. It brings together some of America’s most outstanding young jazz musicians aged 16 to 19, in an exuberant celebration of a uniquely American musical genre. It’s directed by renowned jazz trumpeter and composer Sean Jones.

Grammy award-winning jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves – compared with Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald for her powerful voice and big personality – joins NYO Jazz for classic numbers. The orchestra explores music across a broad genre, from Duke Ellington and Count Basie through to hip-hop and R&B.

★★★★★ "the young players showed an invigorating collective discipline, slipping from swing to Latin to jazz-rock backbeat without turning a hair" - The Scotsman

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5 August 2018

  • Usher Hall (Show on map)
  • 2hrs approx (one interval)
  • £10 - £24*

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2019 programme will be available in the spring. 

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Supported by

Léan Scully EIF Fund