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November, 2013

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Title:Big Band Celebration
Subtitle:Sunday 17th November
Author:Doncaster Youth Jazz Association 
ID & Publication:20131111028 ~ 
Subject:Events (Local) 

Known throughout the world due to festival successes and no less than 18 rapturously received appearances at London’s Royal Albert Hall, as well as tours of France, Germany, Poland, Russia and the USA and accolades such as BBC Big Band of the Year, Doncaster Youth Jazz Association comes home to Doncaster to celebrate its 40th birthday at Cast, with a unique day of performances on Sunday 17 November.

Created from the vision of a professional musician turned music educator in local state schools, the first Doncaster based youth jazz orchestra was founded by John Ellis (MBE), who worked with the support of specialist teachers and musicians to build on his desire to bring jazz into the state school’s music curriculum and broaden the spectrum of musical activity in the area. His determination allowed for many exciting new ventures and presented several opportunities for Doncaster to break into the worldwide jazz scene. In 1979 Doncaster Jazz Orchestra were invited to be the first British jazz orchestra to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland and then the Nice Grande Parade De Jazz, France in 1979 and 1980.

Concerts followed in California, Donte’s Jazz Club in Los Angeles, Disneyland Florida, as well as a memorable performance at the United Nations in New York where the UK Ambassador declared ‘If I could put the Doncaster Jazz Orchestra in front of the Security Council of the UN, all their resolutions would be unanimous.’

The day’s concert will be a one-off opportunity to join DYJO in their 40th birthday celebrations, with an uplifting day of Big Band swing, blues, vocals, ballads, funk, rock fusion, latin and straight-ahead jazz. The four representative Big Bands (Doncaster Youth Stageband, Doncaster Youth Swing Orchestra, Doncaster Youth Jazz Orchestra and Doncaster Jazz Orchestra (DJO Alumni)) will perform over two concerts, each featuring a host of invited guest soloists, all of whom are former members from the past 40 years, including celebrated jazz musician Dennis Rollins.

John Ellis, MBE, Musical Director and founder of DYJA comments:
‘We are delighted to have this opportunity to mark the first year of Cast alongside the fortieth year of the Doncaster Youth Jazz Association. In this milestone year we are thrilled at the prospect of performing in this wonderful state-of-the-art auditorium in Doncaster’s new Cultural Quarter. We look forward to many future collaborations.’

DYJO has acted as a springboard for talented local musicians to secure places in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and other such prominent ensembles. Many have gone on further to establish successful careers as professional musicians. Doncaster Youth Jazz Association has performed with Jamiroquai, Mark Ronson, Take That, Prince, Sting, Groove Armada, The Kooks, Paolo Nutini, Radiohead, Coldplay, Kasier Chiefs and many many more.

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Title: 'Big Band Celebration'   Category 'Events (Local)'
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