Develop skills with supportive specialist training

Cambridgeshire Youth Jazz Orchestra (CYJO) is an ensemble performing jazz and other styles of creative and modern music.

Each course will feature a different Guest Artist, be focused on a specific musical theme and culminate in a public performance.

Previous guest tutors include Tiago Coimbra (Maceo Parker), Joshua Blackmore (Bill Laurence) and Scott Stroman (Billy Cobham). Previous performances include We Out Here Festival, Anglesey Winter Lights and Cambridge Jazz Festival.

‘The Year that Changed Jazz’
CYJO will be playing music from some of jazz’s most ground-breaking albums, all released in
the ‘Year that changed Jazz’, including works by Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Sun-
Ra, Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus.

This will culminate in a public performance at Cambridge Jazz and Brass in the Park,
supporting The Brass Funkeys:’s-free-summer-concerts

Dates: Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th September 2021

Rehearsals: Cambridge Guildhall (
Performance: Jesus Green Bandstand, Cambridge

Cost: £40 plus booking fee

Applications and Enquiries:
Email with name, age, instrument and experience.
All abilities and experience welcome!


Saturday: (Guildhall 9.30am – 5pm)
9.30 – registration
9.45 – warm-up
10 – 12: Session 1
12 – 12.45: Lunch
12.45 – 14.45: Session 2
14.45 – 15.00: Break
15.00 – 17.00: Session 3

Sunday: (Guildhall 10.00 – 13.00, Jesus Green 14.00 – 16.00)
10 – 11.30: Session 1
11.45 – 13.00: Session 2

All students to be collected and taken to Jesus Green, Cambridge

14.00: Arrival at Jesus Green Bandstand
15.00: Performance