NYJO no longer rehearse here. Please see their website for details of their new rehearsal arrangements.
NYJO is known for its unique swinging big band sound. Much of its music is especially written for the orchestra by British composers, often past and present members of the band. Since NYJO’s founding, by Music Director Bill Ashton OBE in 1965, most of the current generation of top British jazz musicians have risen through its ranks, often becoming established jazz stars whilst still playing with the band. One of NYJO’s aims is to share the talents of exciting young players with as wide a potential audience as possible.
Here's a video giving a taste of NYJO's work, taken during rehearsals for a show collaborating with dancers from Union Dance: