Nottingham Youth Orchestra – Spring Concert 2024

Nottingham Youth Jazz Orchestra


Ben Lee / Tony Farrell

Programme notes

We are thrilled to present to you Nottingham Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO), a group of exceptionally talented young musicians who will take you on a journey through the rich and soulful world of jazz. NYJO perform in the bar before the start of the concert and again during Interval 1.

Music to include:

Concerto d'Aranjuez - Joaquin Rodrigo

Easy Lover - Phil Collins

Clocks – Coldplay

Ghostbusters - Parker Ray Jr.

Creep - Radiohead

Our Day Will Come – Amy Winehouse

Mad About The Boy – Dinah Washington

Crazy - Patsy Cline



Alto Sax
Harriet Cresswell
Lucy Jackson
Reuben Patterson
Hannah Street

Tenor Sax
Frank Janagap
Louis Ashton - Gully
Willem Knights
Herbie Skidmore

Seb Hope
Henry Lee

Cassie Egan
Isabelle Hoban
Jenna Neil

Jack Barron
Joel Rajabally

James Bowden
James Crane
Ben Giles
Tom Rhodes

Seth Dineen
Max Gerrard
Holly Crane
Ollie Coleman
Sam Jones
Thomas Moran
JP Smith McGloin
Max Zajac

Tutor Thanks

Ben Lee
Tony Farrell

NYO would like to thank the Danny Morris Memorial Trust Fund for their support.

Peter Horril Scholarship
We are very grateful to the Horril family for their donation in memory of Peter Horril. Peter was a local schoolmaster and music lover.

Donation of Paxman Series 4 French Horn
Families of NYO members may be aware that we have bursaries available which provide financial support towards membership fees, trips and instrumental tuition. What is perhaps less well known is NYO also has a number of musical instruments available on loan, again to support NYO members based on genuine need. 

In 2023 NYO was fortunate to receive a brand new Paxman Series 4 French Horn which is an excellent student level instrument donated by the Bob Paxman Young Horn Players Fund and supplied by Paxman Musical Instruments Ltd. This horn is being used by a student at today’s concert alongside a few other instruments which NYO is able to offer on loan to students during their membership of NYO.

Friends of NYO
Prof & Mrs D F Brailsford
Mr & Mrs A Foster
Mr R Hammond
Mr & Mrs Hands
Professor S & Mrs H Hodkinson
Mrs F Keetley
Mrs Emily Kenefeck
Mr & Mrs A MacDiarmid
Mrs Elisabeth Mills
Mr & Mrs R Nicolle
Mr & Mrs A C Powell
Prof & Dr Polnay
Mr & Mrs K Pryer
Mr & Mrs R Skinner
Drs A & M D Smith
Mr H & Mrs E Watkinson
Mrs Witcombe

French Horn Chair - In memory of Don and Betty Adamson
Double Bass Chair - In memory of Corin Long and Pam Thomas