National Youth Jazz Orchestra: 'Amy Winehouse: A Celebration of Her Life & Music'

National Youth Jazz Orchestra: 'Amy Winehouse: A Celebration of Her Life & Music'


National Youth Jazz Orchestra: 'Amy Winehouse: A Celebration of Her Life & Music'

On the 10th anniversary of her passing, NYJO is very excited to announce a nationwide concert series to celebrate the life & music of the prodigious talent that was Amy Winehouse. NYJO alumna Amy Winehouse is undoubtably one of the greatest musical talents to come out of the UK. Her unmistakable character, vocal dexterity and masterful songwriting made her a pop icon. Her tragic passing makes her one of the most sorely missed artists in recent memory. Now, ten years on, her music still shines, undiminished, in all its defiant brilliance.

Aged 16, Amy was referred to NYJO by Sylvia Young, Head of the eponymous Theatre School, which led the North-Londoner to attend NYJO's Saturday morning rehearsals at The Cockpit, where she honed her craft under the tutelage of the now world-renowned vocal coach, Annabel Williams.

Amy's passion was to take on the big jazz standards, with her main influences at the time being legends such as Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. Later that same year she was able to do that just that; joining a trio (led by drummer Bradley Webb) to play a variety of jazz clubs throughout the UK. She also sang with Sir John Dankworth's Big Band on a memorable radio broadcast live from The Stables at Wavendon in this period. Soon after, Amy found herself on the books of Simon Fuller's 19 Management, and the rest, as they say, is history.

This concert celebrates Amy's enduring legacy, reimagining classic hits arranged for big band, and revisiting early works she sang with the 24-piece National Youth Jazz Orchestra as a promising 16-year-old singer, back in 2000.

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20 Western Boulevard, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 7BU

Tel: +44 (0)116 207 8521

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Event date & time (25 Feb 2022)
Friday07:30 - 22:30



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