National Youth Jazz Orchestra will bring big band back to life in the city

Music review
Music review

Live at LICA will welcome the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) back to Lancaster on Thursday March 20.

NYJO, one of Britain’s longest running and most successful ensembles for people under 25, gave a terrific performance on their last visit to LICA three years ago.

The band features musicians and vocalists from around the country, most of who go on to become professional musicians. Alumni include Guy Barker, Mark Nightingale and Amy Winehouse.

Founded by Bill Ashton OBE in 1965, members are encouraged to write their own arrangements and compositions, thereby creating a diverse repertoire to draw from in addition to classic big-band standards.

To book tickets or for more information on prices and concessions visit www.liveatlica.org or call 01524 594151.