Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra is the place to learn jazz in Devon!
DYJO teaches young people from across the whole of Devon including Exeter, North Devon, South Devon, Torbay and Dartmoor to play and perform a wide variety of Jazz.
DYJO has won many national awards over its history for its performances and educational programme, and continues to play to enthusiastic audiences in Devon and beyond. Our main educational programme includes intensive monthly rehearsals from September to March, as well as a three-day residential in October half-term
DYJO is now registered as an Arts Award Centre with an adviser for Bronze and Silver Awards, and as of the 2015 season we'll be offering Bronze and Silver Arts Award included as part of our membership package.
Recent performance highlights have included:
Music festivals throughout Devon, including Teignmouth Jazz Festival, Dart Music Festival, Budleigh Jazz Festival, Salcombe Festival
Schools Prom in the Royal Albert Hall
National Festival of Music for Youth in Birmingham
A performance at the Music for Youth Primary Prom at Exeter University.
Tours to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2010, 2012 and 2014
Performing at the House of Commons with local musician Mike Westbrook
Concerts with jazz stars including Dave O'Higgins, Gordon Campbell, Bruce Adams, John Etheridge, and many more
Workshops with Clark Tracy, Northern Sax Quartet, Issie Barratt
We are always looking for new players, aged 11-18. If you are keen to find out more about us, please browse this website, or for more information email email@example.com for more details!
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University of Exeter
Lower Argyll Road
Brian Moore, musical director of DYJO says: "This year's two bands are as strong as ever with already 60 players split between DYJO1 and DYJO2. Several of last year's players have left to go to music colleges to study ja...