National Youth Jazz Orchestra
Churchill Theatre, Bromley
Sun 11 March 2018
The 23-strong National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) is joined on stage tonight by singer and BBC Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal to bring you a Mother’s Day programme celebrating female jazz icons. Female jazz musicians have long been an important part of the jazz scene, celebrated as singers but often under-represented in other roles. Our concert will celebrate women’s contributions to jazz through history, from the songs of Ella Fitzgerald and 1940s compositions of trombonist Melba Liston, to contemporary artists like Maria Schneider and Nikki Iles. The programme will also include the premiere of an arrangement of Mary Lou Williams’ Zodiac Suite by Mercury Award nominee Laura Jurd.
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