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National Jazz Archieve 30th Anniversary Fundraising Concert 21st November 2018

Published: 23rd October 2018 13:07


The climax of the National Jazz Archive's 30th anniversary year is a fundraising concert by the National Youth Jazz Orchestra's Nonet at the 100 Club in London's Oxford Street on Wednesday 21 November, as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.

The NYJO Nonet comprises past and present members of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and is a showcase for some of the most talented young jazz musicians in the UK.

With a focus on small-group improvisation, the Nonet will play the classics from the Great American Songbook that has established its reputation. This NJA fundraising concert will showcase the Nonet's skill, inspired soloists and wonderful ‘cool-school' arrangements.

It is anticipated the Nonet will feature Lewis Boreland (alto sax), Chris Whiter (tenor sax), Jonny Ford (baritone sax), Harry Evans (trumpet), Owen Dawson (trombone), Joe Hill (piano), Nick Fitch (guitar), Jack Tustin (bass), Rod Oughton (drums) and Ellie Bignall (vocals).  Special guest will be saxophonist Josephine Davies, who played with NYJO from 1999 for three years, primarily on tenor sax. She has subsequently worked and recorded with a huge variety of musicians, and is a great, original voice on the UK jazz scene.

Highlights of the National Jazz Archive's anniversary year have been the exhibition ‘Rhythm and Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain' at 2 Temple Place, London (attracting over 40,000 visitors), a display at the Love Supreme Festival (with around 40,000 visitors), memorable fundraising concerts close to the Archive's home in Loughton, Essex - a sold-out big band performance in March and a superb concert by the Julian Marc Stringle Quartet in June - and an exhibition on ‘Women in Jazz' at the Barbican Music Library, London, opening on 16 October and running till 31 December 2018.

The NYJO Nonet concert is on Wednesday 21 November 2018, at the 100 Club, 100 Oxford Street, London, W1D 1LL. Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets cost £17.50.

Visit https://www.nationaljazzarchive.co.uk/events, phone 020 8502 4701 or email events@nationaljazzarchive.org.uk for details.

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