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Saturday 3rd July | Show Starts 7pm | St Georges Church, Deal | Unreserved Seating
Tonight’s concert presents a feast of jazz in two halves. Part 1 features NYJO’s Jazz Exchange in their first live event since the start of 2020. In Part 2, four of their members join British jazz legends Norma Winstone and Nikki Iles.
Norma Winstone MBE, recently appointed a Vice President of Deal Music & Arts, has had a career which spans 50 years and has performed with the most prestigious jazz musicians, orchestras and ensembles. Jazz pianist and composer Nikki Iles was a founder member of the innovative Creative Jazz Orchestra.
Nikki is Professor of Jazz Piano at the Royal Academy of Music and Middlesex University and gives masterclasses around the world. She has been a driving force behind the Jazz syllabus at the ABRSM and is published by Oxford University Press.
NYJO’s Jazz Exchange is a restlessly inventive ensemble that brings together emerging talent from across the UK. Mentored by Orphy Robinson MBE, this nonet of prodigious 18-25yr olds present all original material, largely developed during the pandemic. Expect an elaborate patchwork of strings, reeds, clattering drums & washes of modular synthesis.
Coren Sithers (Saxophone), Emma Rawicz (Saxophone), Matthew Holmes (Drums), Emile Hinton (Keys), Fergus Quill (Bass), Joshua Mellard (Synths/Electronics), Rosie Frater-Taylor (Guitar), Mischa Jardine (Cello), Didier Osindero (Violin).