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 is for talented young musicians. It provides education, performance experience and the opportunity to learn from and play with world class soloists. To date, the Jazz Orchestra has undertaken new commissions, made studio recordings, performed at International Jazz Festivals (including London) and has worked with international guest artists Liane Carroll, Iain Ballamy, Mike Walker & Iain Dixon, Chris Batchelor, Mark Lockheart, Jacqui Dankworth and Duncan Lamont.
2016 will see two exciting projects for the flagship Jazz Orchestra who will perform a new commission for double big band as well as undertaking a high profile summer tour with two popular guest artists.
NYOS Jazz applications for 2016 are now open.
Eligibility for NYOS Jazz Orchestras & Courses:
If you are an instrumentalist or vocalist aged between 12 and 25 and have links to Scotland i.e.
- born in Scotland
- living in Scotland
- studying in Scotland or;
- with Scottish family
There is a range of courses, to suit different levels of experience and ability.
“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”
There are no forthcoming performances.
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.
Cottiers Theatre became the church of jazz on Thursday as NYOS Jazz Orchestra’s annual summer tour brought the young musicians together with that most beguiling of saxophonists, Iain Ballamy in this former place of worship.
Rob Adams, The Herald Scotland, 17th July 2015Download
2015 has been a magnificent year for all NYOS ensembles, so far, with critically acclaimed performances across the board; bumper audiences throughout Scotland and of course, a welcome return to the international stage.
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