The Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra is now widely acclaimed as one of the UK’s top big bands. Its reputation is founded on a consistently high level of performance over two decades which brought the orchestra astonishing success in the BBC National Big Band Competition (Youth and, later, Senior sections), plus appearances at such celebrated festivals as the Montreux Jazz Festival. MYJO has twice received awards from the IAJE (in Miami and Toronto) for Outstanding Services to Jazz Education.
MYJO has played many famous venues in the UK – Ronnie Scott’s, the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican, the Stables, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall – and has appeared in concert with such great names as Benny Carter, John Dankworth, Arturo Sandoval and many others.
MYJO play The Tally Ho Club at 8pm on Tuesday 9th. Admission £10.