NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA

21 February 2018 7.30pm Keele University Chapel
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NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA
WEDNESDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2018 | 7:30PM
KEELE UNIVERSITY CHAPEL

Jazz is the mother of all modern pop music and just like pop was often designed to be danced to. As well as setting the musical agenda for instrumental and vocal dance music jazz has used dance grooves as a touchstone for artistic development and brought back into the jazz fold new innovations from the world of pop and given them the jazz treatment. The fashion for jazz and dance began in the swing period. Duke Ellington’s Harlem Airshaft and Count Basie’s L’il Darlin show how ecstatic and more intimate swing grooves can be used both functionally for dancing and also artistically to feature vibrant orchestration and the improvising soloist. At the other end of the spectrum our arrangement of Kool and the Gang’s Open Sesame shows how disco converts into a feature both for NYJO’s vocalists and the whole band, taking the original groove and amplifying it into a full orchestration. Expect a variety of other styles along the way, from Latin to contemporary funk - NYJO’s programme will reflect the colour and variety of all these trends.


TICKETS: £15 | £8 STUDENTS | FREE KEELE MUSIC STUDENTS AND 16 & UNDER

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