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NYO Jazz

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For the very first time in Africa, NYO Jazz is set to perform under the leadership of trumpet great Sean Jones.

This remarkable ensemble, created by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute in 2018, annually brings together some of the most outstanding teen jazz musicians from across the United States, following a comprehensive and highly competitive audition process, to train, perform, and tour with some of the world’s greatest artists while also serving as music ambassadors to audiences around the globe.

This season, NYO Jazz welcomes guest vocalist Alicia Olatuja, who has been praised by The New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone” and South African guest artists, Linda Sikhakhane (saxophone) and Romy Brauteseth (bass).

The diverse programme includes a Carnegie Hall-commissioned work by South African composer Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane, big band classics by Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and Mary Lou Williams, and new arrangements, as NYO Jazz showcases jazz as a living and limitless art form.

Date: 26 - 28 July 2024

Time: 7pm or 3pm

Price: R150 -R300

Venue address: The Market Theatre,136 Lilian Ngoyi St, Newtown, Johannesburg

Wheelchair accessibility: Unknown


Tel: 011 832 1641




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