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.

This December, we’re excited to announce that CYJO will be returning for another performance at the famously festive Anglesey Abbey Winter Lights.

Over the two day course CYJO will be focusing on some exciting new music featuring world class tutoring and performances by one of England's jazz legends, Mike Gorman.
Dates: 18-19 December 2021
Rehearsals at Cambridge Guildhall

Performance at National Trusts Anglesey Abbey Gardens.
Cost: £40 booking fee
Applications and Enquiries:
Email with
name, age, instrument and experience. All abilities and experience welcome!


Saturday 18th December
Venue: Cambridge Guildhall - 1-6 Corn Exchange St, Cambridge CB2 3QF
9:30am – Course Registration
09:45am – 11:15am Session 1
11:30am – 1:00pm Session 2
1:45pm – 2:45pm Session 3

Sunday 19th December
Venue: Cambridge Guildhall - 1-6 Corn Exchange St, Cambridge CB2 3QF
11:30am Arrival
11:45pm - 1:00pm Session 1
1:30pm - 2:45pm Session 2
3:45pm Set up @ Anglesey Abbey (Quy Rd, Lode, Cambridge CB25 9EJ)
4:55 - 5:35pm Performance
After this, feel free to see the lights or stay for more music.

All musicians taking part will have a ticket for the Sunday.
I can also get a ticket for a parent/carer for the day and will need full name and email address sent to me for this. If a 2nd parental/carer ticket is needed, feel free to email us at:
Please note that once on site at the festival the students will not be the responsibility of the tutors.
Student information:
Please fill out the attached form so that we have all the necessary information about the students
Please make sure all participants are signed in and out by an adult unless prior permission has been given.

Drop-off and Pick up from Guildhall St outside the Cambridge Guildhall Students will need their own instruments (and amplification where necessary) and can leave heavy equipment in a locked room overnight at the Guildhall.

Students need a music stand (clothes pegs and stand light advised too for Sunday!)

Dress code for performance – Warm clothing
Please note that on the day of the performance, students will not be the responsibility of the tutors so must be accompanied by an adult where appropriate and collected from the Guildhall and taken to Anglesey Abbey.

Point of contact on rehearsal day and performance day – Sam Miles: 07859437047