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The award-winning MIDLAND YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA. Directed by John Ruddick MBE.
MYJO has been described as one of the world’s top young big bands. It was unbeaten in the BBC National Big Band Competition for twenty years, including the final year . At Toronto, it received an “Outstanding Services To Jazz Education” award. It has twice won the Dutch National Big Band Competition. and appeared in concert with many of the famous names in jazz and entertainment, including Arturo Sandoval, Rob McConnell, Bob Florence, Bobby Shew and Benny Carter. Tours have included the USA, Russia, Canada and Europe.
The band is lead by top trumpeter John Ruddick, who has performed with the Don Lusher Big Band, BBC Big Band, and worked with such names as Sir Bruce Forsyth, George Shearing, and Peggie Lee. MYJO also featured in an outstanding concert with Grammy award winner Gordon Goodwin, and his colleagues Wayne Bergeron and Eric Marienthal and later with the American virtuoso trumpet player Jon Faddis. It has also performed with BBC presenter, Clare Teal, and with many top names in British jazz.
Last year it appeared on BBCTV, celebrating the 400th. Birthday of William Shakespeare, and accompanying two members of the Royal Ballet.
Tickets: £16/£8.50 conc. (students and under 16s only)