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Miles Ahead - JazzSteps Videos from This Project

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JazzSteps Videos about the Miles Ahead Project on YouTube Channel

The videos in the links below were recorded by Carl Billson as Education representative for JazzSteps involved, with colleague Brian Pearce, in organsiing the 18 month project called 'Miles Ahead' - an opportunity created by eductional funding with the addition of volunteer assistance - designed to introduce &.or enhance jazz improvisation in youth music in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.  Carl had been Chair of the Friends group over six year, supporting the Nottingham Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) and was delighted to be able to work with them in the context of the Miles Ahead project.

Phil Smith is the Musical Director, Nottingham Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) http://youtu.be/OkqskG5ZVDo  

Phil Smith is the Musical Director of the Nottingham Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO).  Here he describes some of the benefits of NYJO's participation in the Miles Ahead Project during 2013-14.  Professional jazz musicians Tony Kofi (NYJO's patron), Julian Joseph and Zoe Rahman all provided workshops and rehearsals, including provision of musical charts that NYJO has added to its repertoire.  for example, they will be performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014 where NYJO are playing for the 5th year in succession. 

Phil is interviewed during the interval of NYJO' Summer Jazz concert for friends and family held outside in the grounds of Lakeside Towers, Arnold, Nottingham.  Video by Carl Billson, education representative and Director at jazz promoter  www.jazzsteps.co.uk and formerly Chair of the Friends of Notts NYJO - www.nottsnyjo.co.uk.  JazzSteps coordinated Miles Ahead Project activities locally in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.  Music for Youth provided the Project funding which was channelled through EMJAZZ.  This enabled local students and their tutors to have high quality, inspirational music input including development of improvisation and performance skills. 

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David Barron - lead alto in NYJO http://youtu.be/ST_j6KBilbo

David, principle alto for the Nottingham Youth Jazz Orchestra, explains how he learned techniques and tips from jazz stars Tony Kofi and Zoe Rahman through being part of NYJO's participation in the Miles Ahead Project during 2013-14.  Professional jazz musicians Tony Kofi (NYJO's patron), Julian Joseph and Zoe Rahman all provided workshops and rehearsals, including provision of musical charts that NYJO has added to its repertoire.  For example, they will be performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014 where NYJO are playing for the 5th year in succession. 

David is interviewed during the interval of NYJO's Summer Jazz concert for friends and family held outdoors in the grounds of Lakeside Towers, Arnold, Nottingham.  Video by Carl Billson, education representative and director at jazz promoter www.jazzsteps.co.uk and formerly Chair of the Friends of Notts NYJO - www.nottsnyjo.co.uk. 

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Intro to Zoe Rahman arrangement for Notts NYJO - http://youtu.be/izlBOfhMbdQ

Phil Smith is the Musical Director of the Nottingham Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO).  Here he describes introduces an arrangement of an Abdullah Ibrahim tune  by Zoe Rahman who rehearsed NYJO as part of the Miles Ahead Jazz Improvisation Project during 2013-14.  Professional jazz musicians Tony Kofi (NYJO's patron), Julian Joseph and Zoe Rahman all provided workshops and rehearsals, including provision of musical charts that NYJO has added to its repertoire.  For example, they will be performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014 where NYJO are playing for the 5th year in succession. 

This performance was part of NYJO' Summer Jazz concert for friends and family held outside in the grounds of Lakeside Towers, Arnold, Nottingham.  Video by Carl Billson, education representative and Director at jazz promoter  www.jazzsteps.co.uk  and formerly Chair of the Friends of Notts NYJO - www.nottsnyjo.co.uk.  JazzSteps coordinated the Miles Ahead Jazz Project activities locally in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.  Youth Music - - www.youthmusic.org.uk  - provided the Project funding which was channelled through EMJAZZ.  This enabled local students and their tutors to have high quality, inspirational music input including development of improvisation and performance skills. 

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NYJO performs Zoe Rahman arrangement of Abdullah Ibrahim tune - http://youtu.be/XppAl8Jk67Q   

Phil Smith is the Musical Director of the Nottingham Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO).  Here he leads NYJO in an arrangement of an Abdullah Ibrahim tune  by Zoe Rahman who rehearsed NYJO as part of the Miles Ahead Jazz Improvisation Project during 2013-14.  Professional jazz musicians Tony Kofi (NYJO's patron), Julian Joseph and Zoe Rahman all provided workshops and rehearsals, including provision of musical charts that NYJO has added to its repertoire.  For example, they will be performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014 where NYJO are playing for the 5th year in succession. 

This performance was part of NYJO Summer Jazz concert for friends and family held outside in the grounds of Lakeside Towers, Arnold, Nottingham.  Video by Carl Billson, education representative and Director at jazz promoter  www.jazzsteps.co.uk  and formerly Chair of the Friends of Notts NYJO - www.nottsnyjo.co.uk.  JazzSteps coordinated the Miles Ahead Jazz Project activities locally in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.  Youth Music - - www.youthmusic.org.uk  - provided the Project funding which was channelled through EMJAZZ.  This enabled local students and their tutors to have high quality, inspirational music input including development of improvisation and performance skills. 

 

  Application closing date: 1st June 2015

  Carl Billson for JazzSteps

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