NYOS Jazz Orchestra (The National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland) is Scotland's foremost youth jazz ensemble that performs throughout the UK at high profile jazz venues and festivals.
Under the direction of Malcolm Edmonstone and Andrew Bain, NYOS Jazz aims to provide students with the opportunity to study and perform jazz at the highest possible level, with respected professional musicians from the UK and beyond.
NYOS Jazz applications are now closed and will open again in September 2015.
Eligibility for NYOS Jazz Orchestra:
If you are an instrumentalist or vocalist aged between 12 and 21 and have links to Scotland i.e.
- born in Scotland
- living in Scotland
- studying in Scotland or;
- with Scottish family
Minimum grade 6 (Qualification as a guide only and not essential)
“Spines were tingling and the audience was in raptures as ensemble pieces, sublime solos and frankly very groovy jazz of unbelievable quality was laid in front of us”
NYOS Jazz OrchestraSummer Tour
Sabhal Mór Ostaig, Isle of Skye
Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow
The Maltings, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Malcolm Edmonstone & Andrew Bain
Due to circumstances out with our control the Glasgow performance venue has now changed. The concert will now take place at Cottiers Theatre in Hyndland instead of Websters Theatre on Great Western Road. The concert will still take place at 8pm on Thursday 16th July.
Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. Tickets are still available through via Cottiers - Websters Box Office
The Directors' CutNYOS Jazz workshop and audition Tour
Ramshorn Theatre, Glasgow
The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh
Ben Nevis Hotel, Fort William
Blue Lamp, Aberdeen
NYOS Jazz Artistic Directors Malcolm Edmonstone and Andrew Bain perform live as a trio with special guest Malcolm MacFarlane on guitar in selected venues across Scotland. Music will feature a mixture of funk, soul and traditional jazz guaranteed to put everyone in a festive mood.
NYOS Jazz Orchestra at London Jazz Festival 2014
Freestage, Clore Ballroom London Southbank
NYOS Jazz Orchestra of Scotland is one of Scotland’s foremost youth jazz ensembles. Under the direction of Malcolm Edmonstone and Andrew Bain, and featuring soloist Gordon McNeil on saxophone, will recreate the magic of Brecker, from moving ballads to upbeat fusion.
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What a fabulous end to an amazing weekend at the London Jazz Festival. HUNDREDS of people packed the Freestage in the foyer of Royal Festival Hall and were wowed by NYJOS' high octane, exhilirating performance with Gordon McNeil.