DYJO & NYJO @ Uffculme

Exciting jazz times in Devon – the Devon Music Education Hub has teamed up with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra for a five-year strategic partnership to promote jazz education in Devon, and tonight marked the first time in that that DYJO and NYJO shared a concert. ur DYJO Ambassdors performed a short but breathtaking set at the start of the concert, including their own, original composition as one of their three tunes – a good-sized audience gave them a great reception. After the interval, NYO performed their new show ‘State of the Nation’ (effectively a round-up of the many facets of British big band jazz at the moment), and wowed the audience with their energy and virtuosity through their vary varied set.

Tomorrow should be equally exciting: NYJO will be joining DYJO at their Gathering Day, taking both bands through their paces under the expert guidance of their leader, Mark Armstrong.