Young musicians will present the Great American Songbook at the Theatre Royal in Margate tomorrow (March 16).
NYJO (National Youth Jazz Orchestra) is a glittering showcase for the UK’s finest young professional jazz musicians, combining a hard-swinging rhythm section and a raft of hugely talented soloists to bring you the very best in British big-band music.
Under the artistic direction of Mark Armstrong, the 23-piece orchestra perform around 40 concerts a year nationally and internationally, and aim to inspire the next generation of young jazz musicians.
Over its 52-year history, NYJO has helped launch the careers of many of the country’s most renowned jazz musicians including Guy Barker, Amy Winehouse, Mark Nightingale and Laura Jurd.
The Great American Songbook programme explores the best jazz standards from the 1920s to the 1950s with classics from Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael and George Gershwin as well as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone and Dorothy Fields.
Show starts at 7.30pm.
Full Price £15
Booking fees – £1 per ticket in person/phone. £2 per ticket online
Call 01843 292795 or click here