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NYJO Jazz Jam: Mark Armstrong

Sunday 24th February 2019 12 Noon - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Free Event

Another instalment of our fantastically successful NYJO Jazz Jam with guest performer, composer, arranger and Artistic and Music Director for NYJO Mark Armstrong.

Mark Armstrong has been NYJO’s Artistic and Music Director since 2011. During his tenure at NYJO Mark has recorded two critically acclaimed studio albums, appeared at the BBC Proms, as well as performing at the London Jazz Festival for four years in a row. Mark is also a Jazz Professor at the Royal College of Music, and a moderator, trainer and examiner for the ABRSM.

As a composer and arranger he has written extensively for big band and is a former winner of the BBC Big Band Competition arranging prize. Additionally, he composes and arranges for a variety of forces from small jazz ensemble to full orchestra and many of his works have been recorded by NYJO.

As a performer, he was nominated in the best trumpet category of the 2007 Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Awards and he performs regularly with the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra and in small groups. He also has a busy career as a freelance player in London.

These sessions are open to all under 18’s—parents, passers-by and jazz fans are all welcome to stay and enjoy the music. The musicians will kick-start the session with a set at midday, then the floor will open to all those who want to jam*.

 

*Piano and drums will be provided

Tickets: Free admission—reserve below to guarantee a space or simply turn up on the day!

Venue: Level 6, Foyles 107 Charing Cross Road

 

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