NYOS Jazz Orchestra continues to enjoy prestigious performance opportunities nationally and internationally under the directorship of Malcolm Edmonstone and Andrew Bain, and this year is no different with the orchestra making its debut appearance at the Sligo Jazz Festival, as part of a tour to Northern Ireland and Ireland.
Before that, the orchestra will be performing in Scotland, including their annual participation in the Fèis an Eilein on the Isle of Skye followed by its second visit to Birnam Arts Centre and the state-of-the-art New Auditorium at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
Guest artists make an immeasurable contribution to the NYOS Jazz Programme and we are thrilled to welcome British-Bahraini trumpet and flugel player Yazz Ahmed. Her music, arranged for the Jazz Orchestra by Malcolm Edmonstone, will offer the orchestra and audiences alike the unique chance to immerse themselves in Arabic sounds and spirituality.
To complement Yazz’s music, Malcolm has also arranged a set written and inspired by female writers. From Billie Holliday and Mary Lou Williams via Alice Coltrane and Joni Mitchell to modern day composers like Nikki Isles, Esperanza Spalding and Norah Jones. Join us as we explore their captivating music.